NBC Runs Defense for Tik­Tok Pro­mot­ing, Rad­i­cal­iz­ing With Osama Bin Laden Let­ter

After omit­ting the sto­ry on their morn­ing and evening news­casts on Thurs­day, Fri­day was the day NBC’s Today final­ly decid­ed that they should men­tion that the Chi­na-own social media plat­form Tik­Tok had been pro­mot­ing a let­ter writ­ten by late Al Qae­da leader Osama Bin Laden. But instead of pil­ing on the crit­i­cism of the app used by the Chi­nese Com­mu­nist Par­ty to harm Amer­i­cans, NBC senior Wash­ing­ton cor­re­spon­dent Hal­lie Jack­son ran defense by par­rot­ing TikTok’s deflec­tion t …