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TikTok: Video sharing application
TikTok is a video-sharing social networking service owned by ByteDance, a Beijing-based company founded in 2012 by Zhang Yiming. It is used to create short lip-sync, comedy, and talent videos. The app was launched in 2017 for iOS and Android in markets outside of China. ByteDance had previously launched Douyin for the China market in September 2016. TikTok and Douyin are similar to each other, but they run on separate servers to comply with Chinese censorship restrictions. The application allows users to create short music and lip-sync videos of 3 to 15 seconds and short looping videos of 3 to 60 seconds. The app is popular in Asia, the United States, and other parts of the world. TikTok is not available in China, and its servers are based in countries where the app is available.


TikTok video shows Wendy's employee taking bath in kitchen sink

The employees involved were terminated for what a spokesman for the company described as an "egregious" violation of health regulations. - Published

The doctors and lawyers giving advice on TikTok

The BBC meets the medics and lawyers across America who are using the app to help educate the public.
BBC News - Published

Videos for TikTok

US Army Bans TikTok App [Video]US Army Bans TikTok App

The U.S. Army will no longer allow TikTok on government-issued phones Cited as a security risk, the Army is the second military branch to place such a ban.

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400 million social media users are set to lose their anonymity in India

Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and TikTok will have to reveal users’ identities if Indian government agencies ask them to, according to the country’s controversial new rules for social media companies..
IndiaTimes - Published

TikTok testing profile redesigns similar to Instagram

tiktok testing profile redesigns similar to instagram
Beijing: Chinese short-video making platform TikTok is testing a user profile redesign similar to Facebook-owned photo and video-sharing platform Instagram. "We are always looking for ways to improve..
WorldNews - Published

Facebook, Tiktok, Twitter tackle coronavirus fake news

facebook, tiktok, twitter tackle coronavirus fake news
Facebook says it will limit the spread of false information about the coronavirus by removing "false claims or conspiracy theories". In a blog post, Facebook said it would use its existing..
WorldNews - Published

Coronavirus: How Facebook, TikTok and other apps tackle fake claims

Platforms are increasing efforts to block false information as the outbreak spreads and fear grows.
BBC News - Published

Censorship claims emerge as TikTok gets political in India

A TikTok influencer says his videos on Hindu-Muslim unity have triggered censorship on the app.
BBC News - Published

Australia fires: Firefighters dance on TikTok to 'raise spirits'

The videos from the front line of Australia’s bushfire crisis also have a serious purpose.
BBC News - Published

Doctor's pro-vaccine TikTok went viral. Then came hate and threats from around the world

Pediatrician Nicole Baldwin's TikTok went viral. Then she faced backlash from thousands of people associated with the anti-vaccine movement. - Published

Unprofessional TikTok medical videos 'not the norm'

TikTok videos made by doctors and nurses this week have been accused of spreading misinformation.
BBC News - Published

LSU football players share 'Get the Gat' dance video from their White House visit

The LSU football team made another "Get the Gat" video Friday while celebrating its national title at the White House, later posting it to TikTok. - Published

TikTok downloaded more than Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram in 2019

tiktok downloaded more than facebook, messenger, and instagram in 2019
TikTok got over 700 million downloads globally last year, according to data from Sensor Tower. Photo: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP via Getty Images TikTok, the China-born social media video app, was the..
WorldNews - Published

Overwhelmed by Medical Bills, and Finding Help on TikTok

In a video last month, a North Carolina woman shared a tip about battling “stupid charges.” Thousands responded — some in gratitude, others to commiserate over the baffling costs of health care. - Published

'OK Boomer': From TikTok meme to the US Supreme Court

The meme made it from TikTok and Twitter to the highest US court in a case on age discrimination.
BBC News - Published

52-year-old middle school teacher goes viral for trendy dance videos on TikTok

A 52-year-old middle school teacher is sharing his killer dance moves on TikTok. - Published

The Indian small-town shop owner who became a TikTok star

Sumit Jain from India has discovered TikTok fame thanks to his singing and dancing skills.
BBC News - Published

Instagram's biggest update in years: New Boomerang effects move against TikTok, Snapchat

instagram's biggest update in years: new boomerang effects move against tiktok, snapchat
If you've been using Instagram, you'd probably be familiar with the Boomerang feature of the app, which allows users to create back-and-forth video loops. In five years Boomerang has been available to..
WorldNews - Published

TikTok app banned by US Army on work mobile phones

The move comes after the Chinese-owned app sparked US national security concerns.
BBC News - Published

Beauty brands tap TikTok influencers for holiday campaigns

In a TikTok video with the hashtag #awesomekiss, viral teen star Charli D'Amelio uses an eos Products lipbalm before kissing the screen and transforming into a dancing, costumed Santa in an ad for her..
Reuters - Published

The U.S. Navy banned TikTok from government-issued smartphones over cybersecurity concerns

The Navy can still use apps like TikTok on their personal devices if they choose to, but not on iPhones and iPads paid for by the government. - Published

U.S. Navy bans TikTok from government-issued mobile devices

Earlier this week the United States Navy banned the social media app TikTok from government-issued mobile devices, saying the popular short video app represented a "cybersecurity threat."
Reuters - Published

From Instagram to TikTok: Indians wage online battle against citizenship law

As protests rage across Indian universities against a new citizenship law, students have taken to social media to wage battle online and teach people how to organize demonstrations.
Reuters - Published

These hilarious TikTok videos on soaring onion prices will surely make you laugh!

DNA - Published

A more realistic Bitmoji? Snapchat is working on a tool called Cameo that uses deepfake technology

The new deepfake technology would further differentiate Snapchat from its rivals Facebook, Instagram and TikTok. - Published

TikTok suppressed disabled users' videos

Disability campaigners say it was "bizarre" to limit video views to reduce bullying on the app.
BBC News - Published

TikTok sent US user data to China, lawsuit claims

The class action accuses TikTok of "surreptitiously" transferring data of American users to China.
BBC News - Published

TikTok unblocks teen's account after criticizing China detention camps

The Chinese-owned video app said it would review its policies and blamed "human moderation error" after a 17-year-old who denounced Chinese detention camps was locked out of her account.
CBS News - Published

TikTok reverses ban on video showing teen criticizing China's mass detention of minority Muslims

The Chinese-owned video app said it would review its policies and blamed "human moderation error" after a 17-year-old who denounced Chinese detention camps was locked out of her account.
CBS News - Published

TikTok apologizes after teen's video criticizing China was removed, her account locked

The popular video app TikTok apologized to Feroza Aziz after it erroneously removed her video criticizing Chinese treatment of Uighur Muslims. - Published

Blocked TikToker: I don't believe app's explanation for device ban

The maker of a video accusing China of abuse of the Uighurs rejects TikTok's explanation for blocking her.
BBC News - Published

TikTok apologizes for temporary removal of video on Muslims in China

Social media app TikTok apologized to a user on Thursday for removing a video that criticized China's treatment of Muslims, blaming a "human moderation error" and saying the images had been restored..
Reuters - Published

TikTok apologises and reinstates banned US teen

Chinese-owned TikTok has apologised to a US teenager who criticised China's treatment of Muslims.
BBC News - Published

Exclusive: China's ByteDance moves to ringfence its TikTok app amid U.S. probe - sources

ByteDance has stepped up efforts to separate its social media app TikTok from much of its Chinese operations, amid a U.S. national security panel's inquiry into the safety of the personal data it..
Reuters - Published

Teen's TikTok video about China's Muslim camps goes viral

Video clips masquerading as being about beauty tips actually criticise China's treatment of Muslims.
BBC News - Published

Army examines TikTok security concerns after Schumer's data warning

The U.S. Army is undertaking a security assessment of China-owned social media platform TikTok after a Democratic lawmaker raised national security concerns over the app's handling of user data, Army..
Reuters - Published

Not a single 2020 candidate is active on TikTok. What gives?

The candidates are looking for ways to reach young people. Consider this their formal invitation to a prime opportunity. - Published

TikTok owner ByteDance plans to launch music streaming

tiktok owner bytedance plans to launch music streaming
TikTok owner ByteDance Technology Co Ltd is in talks with big music labels - Universal Music , Sony Music and Warner Music - for global licensing deals...
WorldNews - Published

TikTok’s Chief Is on a Mission to Prove It’s Not a Menace

Alex Zhu, the head of the Chinese-owned viral video app, is trying to assuage Washington’s fears. “I am quite optimistic,” he said. - Published

Game over! Mariah Carey outdid every kid on TikTok with her 'Fantasy challenge'

The challenge was to match dance moves to Mariah Carey's 1995 song. No kid delivered it with quite the same sass as the "queen" could. - Published

Why are Gen Z and millennials calling out boomers on TikTok? 'OK, boomer,' explained

The "OK, boomer" phenomenon calls out baby boomers who say younger generations have "Peter Pan syndrome." But why are they so peeved at boomers? - Published

TikTok's parent company reportedly faces a national security review

tiktok's parent company reportedly faces a national security review
Recently TikTok's popularity has...
WorldNews - Published

TikTok studied as U.S. security threat, reports say

Censorship and privacy concerns in the U.S. for China-owned video app popular with millions of young Americans
CBS News - Published

TikTok owner scrutinised over deal

US regulators are investigating whether the acquisition has any implications for national security.
BBC News - Published

Exclusive: U.S. opens national security investigation into TikTok - sources

By Greg Roumeliotis, Yingzhi Yang, Echo Wang and Alexandra Alper
Reuters - Published

Does TikTok pose a national security threat? Two senators think so

Sens. Chuck Schumer and Tom Cotton said that material “deemed politically sensitive to the Chinese Communist Party” is reportedly hidden from TikTok. - Published

TikTok Hits Back at US Senators' Accusations, Says Not Influenced by China

tiktok hits back at us senators' accusations, says not influenced by china
Hitting back at the US over accusations of censoring content to appease Beijing, Chinese short-video making platform TikTok has said it does not censor content critical of the Chinese government...
WorldNews - Published

TikTok star and BJP candidate Sonali Phogat loses Haryana election as her social media popularity fails to garner votes

BJP leader and vice president of Haryana Mahila Morcha got party's ticket due to her huge popularity but even then she failed to secure a seat.
DNA - Published

TikTok hits back over China influence claims

The popular Chinese-owned video-sharing app faces increasing scrutiny over claims of state censorship.
BBC News - Published

ISIS turns to TikTok for recruitment

ISIS is reportedly using one of the world's most popular video-sharing apps as its latest recruiting tool. According to The Wall Street Journal, TikTok has removed nearly two dozen accounts that posted..
CBS News - Published

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