Category Archives: TikTok Politics

China is using TikTok to ‘spy on’ Americans, say 46% of people polled

May 01, 2024 China is using TikTok to ‘spy on’ Americans, say 46% of people polled The Reuters/Ipsos poll showed that Republicans were more likely than Democrats to think China was using the app to sway U.S. opinions. BY Reuters A majority of Americans believe that China uses TikTok to shape U.S. public opinion, according to … Continue reading China is using TikTok to ‘spy on’ Americans, say 46% of people polled

What can a potential U.S. TikTok ban teach marketers?

Brands must prioritize owned marketing assets like websites and blogs to maintain control over their narratives and customer connections. RJ Licata on April 26, 2024   As one of the fastest-growing social media platforms of all time, TikTok is a creative, collaborative, high-engagement environment that reaches many demographics, drawing attention from marketers in all industries. … Continue reading What can a potential U.S. TikTok ban teach marketers?

TikTok Lite axes ‘addictive as cigarettes’ reward-to-watch feature under the EU’s watchful eye

TikTok Lite axes ‘addictive as cigarettes’ reward-to-watch feature under the EU’s watchful eye The Digital Services Act’s regulatory muscles effectively forced the suspension. will shanklin   Updated Thu, Apr 25, 2024   ByteDance The EU has effectively vanquished a TikTok feature that Europe’s digital commissioner described as “toxic” and “addictive as cigarettes.” Owner ByteDance said … Continue reading TikTok Lite axes ‘addictive as cigarettes’ reward-to-watch feature under the EU’s watchful eye

TikTok ban: How stocks for social media rivals Meta and Snap—and partner Oracle—fared on the news

April 24, 2024 TikTok ban: How stocks for social media rivals Meta and Snap—and partner Oracle—fared on the news Surprise: Despite the ByteDance app’s bad day, its competitors aren’t rallying like you might expect. BY Clint Rainey On Wednesday, President Joe Biden signed the TikTok ban into law, finally giving owner ByteDance its Choose Your Own … Continue reading TikTok ban: How stocks for social media rivals Meta and Snap—and partner Oracle—fared on the news

The TikTok ban misses the big picture: America’s social media literary problem

April 20, 2024 The TikTok ban misses the big picture: America’s social media literacy problem Americans’ sources of information have declined in quality, and the problem goes beyond any one social media platform. BY The Conversation The U.S. government moved closer to banning the video social media app TikTok after the House of Representatives attached the … Continue reading The TikTok ban misses the big picture: America’s social media literary problem

TikTok’s problems just keep getting worse: Now it could be in trouble with the IRS

March 29, 2024 TikTok’s problems just keep getting worse: Now it could be in trouble with the IRS A former TikTok employee has filed complaints with the Department of Labor and IRS over the company’s management of stock options. BY Chris Stokel-Walker A former TikTok employee sent letters of complaint this month to the Internal Revenue … Continue reading TikTok’s problems just keep getting worse: Now it could be in trouble with the IRS

Joe Biden says he would sign bill that would force a sale or ban of TikTok

Joe Biden says he would sign bill that would force a sale or ban of TikTok Support for the measure is quickly growing Karissa Bell   Updated Sat, Mar 9, 2024 Chip Somodevilla via Getty Images TikTok’s future is looking increasingly uncertain as support grows for a new bill that would force the company to … Continue reading Joe Biden says he would sign bill that would force a sale or ban of TikTok

TikTok Users Recruited To Influence U.S. Bill That Could Ban App

TikTok Users Recruited To Influence U.S. Bill That Could Ban App by Laurie Sullivan , Staff Writer @lauriesullivan, March 8, 2024 TikTok on Thursday sent a “direly worded alert” for those using the platform, urging them to call Congress and stop the bill that could ban the app. The move recruited TikTok users to influence the … Continue reading TikTok Users Recruited To Influence U.S. Bill That Could Ban App