This isn’t a strategy. This is a ‘flip off the avalanche as it overwhelms you’: “The influential social media app TikTok is flooding the nation’s capital with influencers next week as part of an 11th hour lobbying blitz to stave off the forced sale of the company.” Or maybe TikTok wants to be destroyed? Threatening our nation’s capital with a plague of influencers could very well be seen as a manifestation of the company’s hunger for self-destruction. We can’t ignore that possibility.
Don’t get me wrong: if TikTok desires oblivion so badly, then we should give it to them. Thoroughly, and with no false mercy. But I just marvel at the thought that somebody decided that next week’s exercise in applied mass annoyance was a good plan.