TikTok Hires Consulting Firm With Biden Ties

In this photo illustration, the social media application logo, TikTok is displayed on the screen of an iPhone on April 13, 2020, in Arlington, Virginia - TikTok has pledged $250 million to local organizations around the world supporting healthcare, education, and struggling communities impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)
  • The widely popular social media app TikTok has hired its own consulting firm, SKDK, as it comes under new scrutiny from lawmakers worried it is a security threat, according to a report in Politico.
  • SKDK was hired to provide its support to TikTok as lawmakers push bipartisan legislation that could ban or restrict the app.
  • The firm’s ties to the Biden administration are notable. Anita Dunn, one of the firm’s founders, is a senior adviser to President Biden. Several other officials in the administration have ties to SKDK.