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Chinese Version of TikTok Limits App Use for Children Under 14

A man holding a phone walks past a sign of Chinese company ByteDance’s app TikTok, known locally as Douyin, at the International Artificial Products Expo in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, on Oct. 18, 2019. (Stringer/Files/Reuters) The Chinese version of TikTok, called Douyin, on Sept. 18 announced that it had placed limits on youth usage of […]

Unvaccinated Patient Occupying Room Where TikTok Videos Are Normally Filmed

Ugh, well this is annoying: Paul Kading, a man who has not yet gotten vaccinated because he’s anti-science and also has a heart condition where the vaccine could possibly kill him, was just admitted to Mercy Hospital. And now, he’s taking up the room where the nurses like to film their TikTok videos. The man […]

Biden Administration Deploys Elite Squad Of TikTok Influencers To Stop Taliban

KABUL—In a last-ditch effort to halt the advance of Taliban forces rampaging through the capital of Afghanistan, the Biden Administration is sending an elite squad of America’s best TikTok influencers.  “I’m sorry it has come to this, but I’m left with no other choice,” said Biden to a chocolate eclair in the Camp David situation room […]

Lauren Spierer’s mother says TikTok claiming to have found missing daughter ‘forwarded to authorities’

The mother of an Indiana University student who disappeared 10 years ago has “forwarded” a TikTok conspiracy theory surrounding her daughter to the authorities. Charlene Spierer, the mother of Lauren Spierer, a 20-year-old who vanished on 3 June 2011 after a night out with friends, explained that she was aware of the video in a […]

Nation Agrees To Get Vaccinated In Exchange For TikTok Influencers Being Launched Into The Sun

Nation Agrees To Get Vaccinated In Exchange For TikTok Influencers Being Launched Into The Sun WASHINGTON, D.C.—The White House has hired TikTok influencer Benny Drama to help promote COVID vaccinations, and this move has already delivered stunning results. After Benny released a video of himself with long nails and a skirt prancing around with Jen […]

TikTok’s Hottest New Trend: Demonic Possession?

In the Bible’s book of Acts, local authorities beat and throw into prison the Apostle Paul and his assistant Silas for delivering a slave girl from a demon. The slave girl made money for her masters by telling fortunes, presumably using demonic supernatural knowledge. Once she was delivered of her oppression, she no longer made her […]

Dutch data protection authority fines TikTok €750,000 over privacy flaw

Data protection officials in the Netherlands have fined TikTok €750,000 for failing to offer a statement on privacy in Dutch. Many children who use the popular video-sharing app were unable to understand the terms in English, the authority said. “TikTok failed to provide an adequate explanation of how the app collects, processes, and uses personal […]

Ashton Kutcher: Chinese Communist Party Using TikTok to ‘Brainwash American Children’

Actor Ashton Kutcher has warned that the Chinese Communist Party is using TikTok to brainwash and push “anti-U.S. propaganda” onto American children. In a recent interview with Joe Lonsdale of the American Optimist YouTube channel, Kutcher warned that China is using TikTok to influence young Americans and turn them against their own country. “If I’m China, and I want […]

TikTok Censors Videos That Made Fun of Dr. Fauci

Free speech activists in the UK have warned that new government legislation aimed at social media companies is set to decimate free speech and bring in ‘state-backed censorship’ on an unprecedented scale. The ‘Online Safety’ Bill is being introduced with the justification of forcing big tech to be more accountable for ‘harmful’ content on their […]

TikTok, Twitter videos bring images of conflict home to American Jews

(JTA) — For some Americans watching the escalating violence in Israel and Gaza in recent days, the most striking image from the conflict came in a video of Israeli men at the Western Wall, singing and dancing as they watched a fire burn outside the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Others can’t look away from videos of Iron […]

From TikTok to Temple Mount clashes: 28 days of violence in Jerusalem

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From TikTok to clashes: A timeline of recent violence in Jerusalem

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TikTok exec Michal Oshman: ‘We all have the chance to do something meaningful’

LONDON (Jewish News) — Michal Oshman’s CV is formidable. She’s head of company culture, diversity and inclusion at TikTok Europe, having been in charge of international leadership and team development at Facebook. She has held other impressive positions, trained hundreds of tech leaders and holds three degrees from prestigious universities. So why, then, does Oshman, […]

Secret Service daughter goes viral on TikTok by sharing tips her father gives her to protect herself

A woman on TikTok has shared safety tips for women that her Secret Service agent father taught her over the years, which she said saved her life. Lauren Bell, a boutique owner in Pennsylvania, saw a recent video about a stalking incident she faced going viral, after she shared advice from her father which included […]

White Girl on TikTok Asks “What’s Wrong with White Pride?” and Gets Massive Response

This White girl essentially committed a hate crime by saying she does not hate being White, but for some reason the comments are mainly supportive, including from non-Whites. Right now the video has around 3/4 million views. @adrienneisjoy What’s wrong with white pride? ♬ original sound – user1383388584199 Share now! Source +10

Pakistani court bans TikTok after petition was filed against its ‘immoral and indecent’ content

The Peshawar High Court has ruled in favor of a man who petitioned it to ban the video sharing app TikTok, which is popular among teenagers, on moral grounds. The court ruled that the ban should be applied starting from Thursday. The ban was issued by the court after justices reviewed the petition and heard […]

Jersey Police Criticized Over TikTok Dance Routine

A Hasidic Jewish family says they were kicked off a flight because they refused to make their 18-month-old baby wear a mask, while passengers claimed Frontier Airlines staff performed celebratory high-fives after the incident. A video of the incident shows the family walking off the plane as other passengers complain, “This is Nazi Germany! “and, […]

TikTok agrees to block underage users in Italy

Video-sharing social media platform TikTok has agreed to block all users who register their age as under 13 years old. It comes after a girl, 10, died in Sicily while participating in a so-called “blackout” challenge on the Chinese-owned network. That prompted Italy’s Data Protection Authority (Garante) to order TikTok to tighten its policies for […]

TikTok’s ‘Jew Who Loves Trees’ wants you to take Tu b’Shvat seriously

Tobin Mitnick may be a comic actor, but his interest in trees is no joke. Mitnick has been documenting his love affair with trees since September on TikTok, the viral video app, where he goes by the mantle “A Jew Who Loves Trees.” He’s racked up more than 110,000 followers there by posting short videos […]

Italy tells TikTok to block users after death of young girl

The Italian data privacy watchdog ordered video app TikTok on Friday to block the accounts of any users in Italy whose age it could not verify following the death of a 10-year-old girl who had been using the Chinese-owned app. In a statement, the regulator said that although TikTok had committed to ban registration for […]

Italy orders TikTok to block underage users after 10-year-old girl dies doing viral challenge

Italy’s data protection watchdog has ordered TikTok to block access to users whose age cannot be confirmed. The ban comes just days after the death of a young girl in Palermo, who had been taking part in an online “challenge” that has been viral on the platform. “The Italian Data Protection Authority (GPDP) has ordered […]

‘Blackout challenge’: Death of child participating in TikTok game prompts investigation by Italian authorities

Prosecutors have opened an investigation into the death of a 10-year-old girl who reportedly took part in the ‘blackout challenge’, a viral game that has gained popularity on TikTok. The girl passed away in Palermo, Italy on Wednesday. She was found by her younger sister after the viral challenge she was reportedly attempting to recreate […]

US Army discharges officer who made Holocaust joke on TikTok

The US Army is removing an officer who made a Holocaust joke last year on TikTok. Nathan Freihofer, a second lieutenant, has millions of followers on TikTok, the video social media platform. In August, Freihofer posted a joke about the Holocaust, then told his followers, “If you get offended, get the f*** out because it’s […]

Two Egyptian women to stand new trial over TikTok dance videos

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TikTok introduces changes aimed at improving privacy for younger users

Social media platform TikTok has introduced a series of changes aimed at making it safer for young users. It comes after federal regulators in the US ordered TikTok to provide detailed information on how it collects and uses consumers’ personal data and how its practices affect children and teenagers. The changes, effective from Wednesday, include […]

Egyptian court orders to free two female TikTok stars jailed for posting ‘indecent’ videos

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TikTok to start policing vaccine misinformation

TikTok has announced that it will begin policing its platform for vaccine misinformation.”At a time when the world is advancing to the next stage of the pandemic — vaccination, there exists a true need for information management,” the company stated in a press release on Tuesday. With about 800 million users worldwide, the TikTok application […]

UT San Antonio Sorority Kicks Student Out over Pro-Trump TikTok

A University of Texas-San Antonio (UTSA) student was kicked out of her sorority over a pro-Trump TikTok post featuring a sign reading “All Lives Matter.” Sorority leadership at the school told the student that language suggesting “all lives matter” is “extremely hurtful” and “unsisterly.” UTSA student Jaycie Barton, a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha […]

Tiktok – How Trump Failed America

October 18, 2020 By Allen Yu for the Saker Blog Donald Trump was elected with a mandate to make deals and “drain the swamp.” I had my doubts he could make a difference in the geopolitical realm. But even on economic matters, he has not had a lot of success. His Tiktok saga reveals just how far he […]

Pakistan Bans TikTok over ‘Immoral and Indecent’ Content

The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) on Friday blocked the controversial Chinese video streaming app TikTok because it allegedly failed to filter “immoral and indecent” content — Prime Minister Imran Khan was reportedly involved in the decision. According to the PTA, “a number of complaints from different segments of society” were made about “immoral and indecent” content […]

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