TikTok

Video-sharing application

TikTok/Douyin is a Chinese video-sharing social networking service owned by ByteDance, a Beijing-based Internet technology company founded in 2012 by Zhang Yiming. It is used to create short music, lip-sync, dance, comedy and talent videos of 3 to 15 seconds, and short looping videos of 3 to 60 seconds. ByteDance first launched Douyin for the Chinese market in September 2016. Later, TikTok was launched in 2017 for iOS and Android in most markets outside of mainland China; however, it only became available worldwide, including the United States, after merging with Musical.ly on August 2, 2018.

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President Trump ordered sweeping bans on the video app last week, calling it a threat to U.S. national security.
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Musician Sufjan Stevens was so inspired by Jalaiah Harmon, the teen who created the popular Renegade dance that went viral on TikTok earlier this year, that he..
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Chinese tech company ByteDance censored media criticizing the Chinese government on news aggregation apps in..
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Snap knows that people post videos with its augmented reality lenses to multiple platforms, and today, it’s launching lenses specifically..
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Drake Bell is denying allegations from his ex-girlfriend about abuse in their relationship, which she said in a TikTok video to her Jimi Ono account.
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Hong Kong (CNN Business)The United States has taken aim at some of China's biggest tech champions, from Huawei and ByteDance's TikTok to Tencent's WeChat...
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Sarah Cooper, the comedian who went viral this year on TikTok and Twitter for her political satire videos impersonating Donald Trump,..
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It’s easy to forget about Instagram Reels.

Instagram’s TikTok competitor rolled out last week,..
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A new Harris Poll sheds light on how Americans feel about the President's plans to ban TikTok if it's not sold by Sept. 15.
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More than 80,000 people have signed a petition to put pressure on the Egyptian government to free what have become known as the TikTok women. Since April nine..
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President Donald Trump’s executive order banning China’s TikTok could prevent US app stores from offering the popular short-video app and make advertising on..
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TikTok’s Android app collected users’ MAC addresses for 18 months in violation of the platform rules, as..
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Content creators who create and post short videos on TikTok are concerned about President Donald Trump's plans to ban the Chinese-owned app that has been a..
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Last week, the Trump administration began to issue executive orders sanctioning Chinese apps TikTok and..
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For months, President Trump has been teasing some kind of ban on TikTok, keeping the specifics vague and details..
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Singer Jason Derulo and actor Will Smith are having a bit too much fun on social media. The celebrities seem to be pranking fans with a new video posted on..
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An appeals court will rehear the Michael Flynn case, the presidents of the Big Ten universities will meet again and more news to start your Tuesday.
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By Rachel Sandler August 10, 2020 "Information Clearing House" - The CIA concluded there is “no evidence” Chinese intelligence services have ever accessed..
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Experts say influencers are scared over the possibility of TikTok being banned. Content creators have other options including Triller and Reels.
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TikTok announced the first wave of recipients for its new Creators Fund, a $200 million venture that will pay popular personalities for..
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The Trump administration has escalated its threats to ban Chinese social media apps TikTok and WeChat within..
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The yuan was largely flat on Monday, as some weakness in the dollar offset investor worries over a potential flare up in Sino-U.S. tensions before a bilateral..
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For the past one week or so there has been a lot of talk about how Microsoft may buy some of TikTok’s operations. The US-based company has confirmed its..
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The messaging platform has approached under-fire TikTok about a possible deal, according to sources.
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It was a misconcocted scheme from the start, but it is now deeply weird to think that less than a year ago a Hong Kong company made an attempt to take over..
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COMMENT: Microsoft has some competition in its bid to buy TikTok's US, Canada, Australia, Canada and New Zealand operations.Twitter has thrown its hat into the..
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Could a Twitter and TikTok merger be in the works? The Wall Street Journal reported Twitter had talks about a potential combination with TikTok.
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Twitter has had preliminary discussions about a “combination” with TikTok, the Wall Street Journal..
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TikTok plans to sue the Trump administration over the president’s executive order banning the app in the US,..
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TikTok will file a federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California early next week, according to NPR.
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President Trump’s advisors got into a “knockdown, drag-out” fight in the Oval Office late last week..
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Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has described the company’s potential TikTok deal as a “poison chalice.”..
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The proposed ban on TikTok and WeChat are set to take place on September 20, if the bans hold up to court challenges
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Even as the White House moves against the Chinese social media app, the intelligence agencies do not see it as a major issue along the lines of Huawei.
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Simon Fuller has teamed up with the video sharing app to find the next big pop group.
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Last night, the Trump administration issued a pair of stunning executive orders against Chinese technology..
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President Donald Trump issued executive orders to ban TikTok and WeChat in 45 days citing national security fears. TikTok threatens a lawsuit.
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TikTok has hit back at President Trump’s executive order to ban all transactions with its parent company..
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A week ago Donald Trump said that he could and would ban the video sharing app TikTok, and on Thursday night he issued an executive order to block..
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TikTok says it keeps users data in the United States and Singapore and won't hand it over to the Chinese government.
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President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered an unspecified ban on "transactions" with the Chinese owners of the consumer apps TikTok and WeChat.The twin executive..
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It is not clear if the ban will affect the millions of U.S. users who are avid fans of the app.
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The new order bans TikTok under the National Emergencies Act and is set to take effect in 45 days.
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President Trump has signed a new executive order which will block all transactions with Bytedance, TikTok’s parent..
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Beginning in 45 days, any US transaction with parent company ByteDance will be banned.
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Facebook, which owns Instagram, announced this week that it's launching a new short-form video feature called Instagram "Reels" as a direct competitor to the..
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TikTok is launching its first TV app, called “More on TikTok,” on Amazon Fire TV devices today (via..
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Microsoft’s President Trump-fueled negotiations to acquire TikTok continue to become more complicated —..
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Teenagers filming themselves in baby and toddler swings are warned not to waste fire crews' time.
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After two years as the hot new app, TikTok is suddenly fighting for its life. The app faces a potential ban in..
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Mariah Carey's son clearly knows the rules about Mom being "camera-ready" ... as evidenced by this hilarious video of him trying to get her to appear on his..
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Alan and Alex Stokes are accused of faking a bank robbery "to gain popularity on social media".
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President Trump says his threat to ban TikTok is about China stealing data, but that's just a cover story ... at least according to TikTokers who think he can't..
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The firm says the move represents its "long-term commitment to Europe".
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The U.S. wants "untrusted" Chinese apps removed from U.S. app stores, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday, calling out TikTok and WeChat.
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New Instagram option will let users record and edit 15-second multi-clip videos with audio and visual effects.
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The app works almost identically to TikTok and comes as the Trump administration moves to ban TikTok in the U.S.
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Instagram is expanding its TikTok copycat to new countries, with the Republic set to get access to the video sharing feature. Instagram Reels, which was launched..
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The photo-sharing app adds new features that will be very familiar to TikTok fans.
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TikTok is establishing new moderation policies today to better protect its platform against misinformation,..
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‘No two products are exactly alike, and ours are not either’
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison has ruled out banning social media application TikTok but security agencies will continue monitoring the Chinese-owned company.
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