President Joe Biden has turned to a bevy of TikTok influencers to help him battle Russia’s propaganda machine about its invasion of the Ukraine.
The White House held a zoom briefing for about 30 popular internet figures, who promptly took to their social media accounts to talk about what they learned.
‘I just got off of a zoom call with the White House about the situation in Ukraine,’ Kahlil Greene, who calls himself a ‘Gen Z historian,’ posted in a video to his social media accounts.
He said the officials on the briefing call encouraged them ‘as content creators to use our platform to highlight different issues as they arise, especially when mainstream media fails to do so.’
The administration’s move comes as it battles a wave of misinformation out of Moscow where Vladimir Putin is justifying the invasion by making false claims about the Ukraine.
All the ‘digital creators’ on the White House briefing game a similar summary: that the administration was emphasizing its work with…