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TikTok Plasters DC With Ads Before Skeptical Lawmakers Confront CEO

  • Ads for the embattled app appear in NYT and Washington Post
  • TikTok CEO to face tough questions from Congress on Thursday
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TikTok is intensifying its public-relations blitz days before its chief executive officer testifies on Capitol Hill this week, but congressional aides say there’s little he can say that will convince lawmakers the app can be insulated from Chinese influence.

The company bought ads in the Washington Metro system, at Union Station and in the Washington Post, and sponsored Politico’s Playbook newsletter as well as Axios’s tech-focused Login newsletter.