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Inside the rise of TikTok, the viral video-sharing app that US officials are threatening to ban due to its ties to China

29 days ago   |   By Business Insider

TikTok is a short-form video app that's become one of the most popular social platforms among Generation Z .
TikTok has more than 2 billion all-time downloads , according to app analytics firm Sensor Tower, and is owned by ByteDance, a Chinese internet company.
Here's the story of how TikTok got its start and grew into a wildly popular platform, and why US lawmakers are now threatening to ban it.
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Trump is considering banning Chinese social media app TikTok. See the full list of countries, companies, and organizations that have already banned it

Trump is considering banning Chinese social media app TikTok. See the full list of countries, companies, and organizations that have already banned it

29 days ago   |   By Business Insider

President Trump has said that he was considering banning TikTok, which he implied would punish China for the coronavirus.
TikTok is a short-form video app especially popular among Gen Z, and it has amassed 1.5 billion downloads. Its parent is the Chinese developer ByteDance.
US lawmakers have expressed concern over possible national security issues, and TikTok has faced accusations of censorship at the request of the Chinese government.
The Pentagon also issued a warning in December that military personnel should delete TikTok from all devices due to "potential security risks associated...
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