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TikTok is a Chinese video-sharing social networking service owned by ByteDance, a Beijing-based internet technology company. It is used to create short dance, lip-sync, comedy and talent videos.  TikTok was launched in 2017 for iOS and Android in most markets outside of China; however, it only became available in the United States after merging with Musical.ly on 2 August 2018. TikTok and Douyin are similar to each other, but run on separate servers and have different content to comply with Chinese censorship restrictions.

EU Orders Meta and TikTok to Tackle Hate Speech: Digital Services Act Compliance Under Scrutiny

European Commission targets Meta and TikTok, demanding compliance with Digital Services Act to combat hate speech…

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Is TikTok inherently bad for the society in general?

Explore TikTok's potential negative impact, from privacy worries to shallow content, and harmful influences.

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American Public Divided on TikTok Ban: National Security Concerns and China’s Global Influence

A recent survey conducted by Reuters/Ipsos has shed light on the sentiments of American adults regarding…

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New York bans the usage of TikTok on government-owned devices

The TikTok-phobic sentiment among American political officials still looms as the new ban confirms the security…

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TikTok to Offer Non-Personalized Content Recommendations for EU Users

TikTok announces non-personalized content options for EU users as it gears up to comply with DSA…

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TikTok Introduces Biometric Passkeys for Enhanced Account Security

Discover how TikTok's biometric passkeys revolutionize login security, using fingerprints and facial features for protection.

The Fascinating World of TikTok Trends: NPC Streaming and Beyond

TikTok's NPC Streaming trend captivates users as creators mimic robotic NPCs and earn from viewer interactions.

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TikTok banned on government-issued devices in Ireland

It's just a matter of time before one government enforces a total ban on TikTok on…

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US Legislators back the White House in a bid to ban TikTok if seen as a threat to national security

TikTok has been accused of creating backdoor access for the Chinese government but this is a…

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TikTok agreed to move its European users’ data to the continent as pressure mount

Just like it did in the United States, the Chinese viral social media platform said it…

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TikTok further pushed to a tight corner as the US plan a fresh bill that could lead to its demise in the country

This isn't the first time the social app will be threatened to be banned in the…

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Seattle public school sues TikTok, Facebook, Google, Snap, others

These companies are accused of intentionally building their apps to be detrimental to kids and causing…

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TikTok to verify politicians’ accounts while banning fundraising campaigns and ads ahead of the US mid-term election

The move is to remove anything that is misleading information while maintaining its identity of being…

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YouTube hope to lure more creators from TikTok with its new revenue-sharing plan to incentivize Short video creators

The company's biggest is TikTok with over 1 billion active monthly users. The incentive is to…

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TikTok faces new scrutiny from the UK and the US over its privacy and data handling

TikTok is no doubt the biggest social media phenomenon across the globe right now but its…

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TikTok app is now available on Fire TV in the US

Even though it would have been nice to have it on other platforms as well

TikTok partnership with Audius could have a positive on artists’ earning

This could aid user-centric payment via blockchain compensation implemented by Audius

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2nd TikTok’s attempted ban halted by a U.S. Judge

The incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump doesn't seems to like the Chinese social video sharing service…

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Triller wants to take on TikTok and go public

TikTok, the Chinese short video haring platform that had been causing a lot of buzz lately…

US District Judge halts the ban of TikTok downloads

The US government under Donald Trump's administration has long been pushing for the ban of Chinese…

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