Biden's campaign joins TikTok despite warnings of national security concerns

US President Joe Biden's reelection campaign has joined the Chinese-owned social media platform TikTok despite warnings from officials, including those within his administration, that the app poses a national security threat.

On Sunday, Biden's campaign opened an account on TikTok in an apparent bid to reach young voters.

The first video posted on TikTok shows the president answering questions about the Super Bowl.

Last year, the Biden administration banned all federal agencies from using TikTok on government-issued devices.

The move came in response to growing concerns over possible data leaks to China through the app operated by a Chinese company.

The Biden campaign's launch of the TikTok account has drawn some criticism.

Speaking to reporters on Monday, White House National Security Communications Advisor John Kirby said that he cannot speak on behalf of the campaign.

He said nothing has changed about the national security concerns over the use of TikTok on government devices.