- TikTok has hired three high-profile advisers to help handle U.S. criticism over its ties to China.
- The advisers are David Plouffe and Jim Messina, who worked on Barack Obama's presidential campaigns, and Zenia Mucha, former comms chief at Walt Disney Co.
- The trio helped TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew prepare for a contentious U.S. House hearing.
- The Biden administration has demanded that TikTok's owner ByteDance sell its ownership in the company or face a possible ban.
- TikTok has spent $1.5 billion to separate U.S. users' data, housing it with American partner Oracle Corp.
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TikTok’s Behind-the-Scenes Help in Washington: Former Obama, Disney Advisers
TikTok has hired high-profile advisers to handle criticism over its ties to China. The trio helped the CEO ahead of a contentious US House hearing.