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2 Aug 2020
Negotiations for Microsoft to buy the US operations of Chinese-owned TikTok are on hold after President Donald Trump threatened to bar the social media app and came out against the sale
1 Aug 2020
President Donald Trump said Friday he will bar fast-growing social media app TikTok from the United States...
TikTok Banned
28 Jul 2020
Last month, the Indian government banned 59 apps, and yesterday, it banned 47 more Chinese apps that were clones of the previously banned ones. The ban is coming after a security review by the Ministry of Telecom and takes the total number of mobile applications blocked to 106. According to a Ministry of Electronics and Information…
13 Jul 2020
A top White House official said he expected President Trump to act firmly against the TikTok and WeChat social media apps, prompting an angry response from China on Monday. China dismissed White House trade advisor Peter Navarro's comments as "ridiculous and narrow-minded", and slammed the United States as "the world's real hacker empire" amid rising…
7 Jul 2020
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the US is "looking at" banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok, over allegations Beijing is using them to spy on users.
27 Jun 2020
An American woman who helped turn a Donald Trump rally into a fiasco has been hired by a grassroots organization campaigning for the election of presidential challenger Joe Biden.
22 Jun 2020
TikTok users filmed the moment they unexpectedly discovered human remains inside a suitcase that was dumped on a waterfront in Washington state. The young people who say they found the first bag and alerted authorities posted video footage from the shocking encounter at Duwamish Head on Saturday. Seattle Police announced the discovery of two items…
29 Apr 2020
The leading short-form video platform, TikTok, announced today that it will be donating US$10 million which is equivalent to 3,895,020,000 in Nigeria Currency to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. [as] Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance is a public-private partnership that helps vaccinate half the world’s children against some of the world’s deadliest diseases. This donation will go…
TikTok
22 Apr 2020
Tik-Tok user Stephanie Freeman has come under the heat together with her boyfriend Jeffery Hume after posting a video on Tik-Tok depicting blacks as hopeless beings. The teenage girl and her boyfriend both made a video reenacting the #creationchallenge on Tik-Tok. The video featured them mimicking the creation of blacks which was written as N**gers…
16 Apr 2020
More than ever, families are turning to internet platforms like TikTok to stay entertained, informed, and connected. That was, of course, happening before COVID-19, but it has only accelerated since the outbreak began and social distancing brought families closer together. The embrace of platforms like this is providing families with joint tools to express their…
TikTok
12 Mar 2020
Viral Chinese app TikTok, a video-sharing social networking service users have devised a new means of acquiring followers and more views on their account and getting paid. Users of the app have begun to live stream themselves while sleeping through the night and making money off the views as others tune in to watch them sleep.…
TikTok
19 Feb 2020
The 2000s and 2010s saw the introduction of several social media platforms from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, Tumblr, Kik, Snapchat, WeChat, the list is seemingly endless. Just as parents and guardians think they have been able to manage the amount of time their children spend on these social media platforms, another emerges. In recent times, TikTok has…

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