Pakistan to lift ban on TikTok after it vows to moderate content

Pakistan has decided to lift a ban on popular social media app TikTok after the company vowed to block all accounts involved in spreading "obscenity and immorality", the country's telecom…

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Now, Pakistan decides to block Chinese app TikTok

Pakistan decided to raise the issue of banning the popular app as the PTA believes the content available on the app is immoral, indecent and spreads wrong values among the Pakistani youth

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TikTok launches guide on fighting misinformation during US elections

The guide will be available at the bottom of all election-related videos and all content posted by the verified accounts of political figures and parties

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Hours before court hearing, Judge rejects bid to delay TikTok ban

Request of TikTok creators was rejected as the creators 'will still be able to create, publish, and share content for their millions of current followers.'

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US to not back down from TikTok ban; court hearing on Sunday

The ban can cause an irreparable damage to the Chinese video-sharing app which has nearly 100 million users in the US

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Setting the record straight: TikTok denies Trump's accusations

The company claims they have set up the information hub and the Twitter account as a step further in maintaining transparency and accountability

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China blasts US 'digital gunboat diplomacy' over TikTok

Zhao Lijian said TikTok had done everything required by the US, including hiring only Americans as its top executives, hosting its servers in the US and making public its source code

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Trump claims to possess evidence against ByteDance; orders to divest interest in TikTok within 90 days

'There is credible evidence that leads me to believe that ByteDance ... might take action that threatens to impair the national security of the United States,' Trump said.

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China to raise issues surrounding WeChat, TikTok in trade talks with US

Agricultural purchases and the dollar-yuan exchange rate will also be among the topics to be discussed in the virtual meeting that may take place as early as this week

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TikTok tracked Android devices in direct violation of Google's policy

This is in direct violation of Google’s data policies, and reportedly this data logging went on for 15 months

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US ban on TikTok could cut it off from app stores, advertisers

Trump signed an order last week prohibiting transactions with TikTok if its parent ByteDance does not reach a deal to divest it in 45 days

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White House says unclear whether US government will get cut of TikTok sale

White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany, speaking to reporters at a separate briefing, also gave no other details and said she did not want to get ahead of Trump on the issue

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US Republicans worry China might use TikTok to meddle in election

A group of top Republican US Senators on Tuesday ramped up pressure on TikTok

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'Unsatisfactory response' prompts Pak to issue final warning to TikTok over 'immoral' content

TikTok, owned by China-based ByteDance, is already facing problems with authorities in a number of countries including in Australia, India, and the United States due to security and privacy issues…

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TikTok faces scrutiny in Australia after India and US raise question on data security

The company opened an office in Australia in the recent weeks.

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China to raise issues surrounding WeChat, TikTok in trade talks with US

Agricultural purchases and the dollar-yuan exchange rate will also be among the topics to be discussed in the virtual meeting that may take place as early as this week

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TikTok tracked Android devices in direct violation of Google's policy

This is in direct violation of Google’s data policies, and reportedly this data logging went on for 15 months

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US ban on TikTok could cut it off from app stores, advertisers

Trump signed an order last week prohibiting transactions with TikTok if its parent ByteDance does not reach a deal to divest it in 45 days

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White House says unclear whether US government will get cut of TikTok sale

White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany, speaking to reporters at a separate briefing, also gave no other details and said she did not want to get ahead of Trump on the issue

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US Republicans worry China might use TikTok to meddle in election

A group of top Republican US Senators on Tuesday ramped up pressure on TikTok

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'Unsatisfactory response' prompts Pak to issue final warning to TikTok over 'immoral' content

TikTok, owned by China-based ByteDance, is already facing problems with authorities in a number of countries including in Australia, India, and the United States due to security and privacy issues…

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TikTok faces scrutiny in Australia after India and US raise question on data security

The company opened an office in Australia in the recent weeks.

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Some K-Pop stars' TikTok accounts blocked from viewing in China

China accumulated 196.6 million downloads of Douyin as of the first quarter of 2020. 

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South Korean regulator fines TikTok over mishandling child data

The Korea Communications Commission (KCC) began the investigation into this matter back in October 2019 and found that TikTok collected that data of children under the age of 14 without consent…

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Trump administration action on risks posed by TikTok likely 'in weeks': White House

TikTok defended its security practices in a statement, saying: “We are fully committed to protecting our users’ privacy and securi

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Instagram unveils 'Reels' in India to woo TikTokers after app ban

The app will allow users to create videos with popular songs, but with a cap of 15 seconds on it

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TikTok will exit Hong Kong market within days, says company spokesman

The short-form video app owned by China-based ByteDance has made the decision to exit the region following China's establishment of a sweeping new national security law for the semi-autonomous…

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India's TikTok stars feel pained by government's app ban

The move came weeks after a deadly skirmish between Indian and Chinese soldiers along the disputed Himalayan border.

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TikTok CEO addresses Indian employees, says your well-being is our topmost priority

Kevin Mayer addressed the Indian employees, saying that the company is working with stakeholders to address their concerns. 

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TikTok ratings soar high as Google cleans up anti-TikTok comments

There was not even a massive drop in the ratings for iOS users as the ratings only dropped down to 3.4 from a 3.5.

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Is TikTok safe for children? WION seeks clarification from Chinese app makers in India

Most Tiktok users are impressionable children and teenagers, Tiktok's rules say the minimum user age is 13 but a huge number of children below the required age are still signing up

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Ban TikTok trends as NCW demands removal of video that promotes violence against women

Ban on TikTok has also been gaining momentum since the news. 

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TikTok adds ‘Family Pairing’, gives parents more control over their kids' accounts

TikTok will also be disabling the feature of direct messages for all the users below the age of 16 from today.

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US decides against enforcing TikTok ban following court ruling

The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that the US Commerce Department had decided to hold off on enforcing a Trump administration order to ban the video-sharing app owned by Chinese-based…

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Pakistan to lift ban on TikTok after it vows to moderate content

Pakistan has decided to lift a ban on popular social media app TikTok after the company vowed to block all accounts involved in spreading "obscenity and immorality", the country's telecom…

Read Article

Now, Pakistan decides to block Chinese app TikTok

Pakistan decided to raise the issue of banning the popular app as the PTA believes the content available on the app is immoral, indecent and spreads wrong values among the Pakistani youth

Read Article

TikTok launches guide on fighting misinformation during US elections

The guide will be available at the bottom of all election-related videos and all content posted by the verified accounts of political figures and parties

Read Article

Hours before court hearing, Judge rejects bid to delay TikTok ban

Request of TikTok creators was rejected as the creators 'will still be able to create, publish, and share content for their millions of current followers.'

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US to not back down from TikTok ban; court hearing on Sunday

The ban can cause an irreparable damage to the Chinese video-sharing app which has nearly 100 million users in the US

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TikTok asks court to block Trump's ban claiming it to be US elections' agenda

The President had announced that he will be willing to let the app entertain its millions of American users only if ByteDance gives up the control over its US operations

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TikTok proposes new deal with Oracle and Walmart; Trump gives his blessings

Considering the new deal, the US Commerce Department has extended the deadline of the US ban…

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China launches counter-mechanism to US sanctions list

That language closely tracks wording that Beijing has used to repeatedly denounce US actions against Chinese companies

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China asks US to stop 'bullying' after Trump bans TikTok and WeChat; threatens retaliation

As per the orders, all US locals will be unable to download any updates of TikTok from Sunday and WeChat app would lose functionality in the country

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US to ban TikTok and WeChat downloads from September 20

The US plans involves barring citizens from downloading the Chinese-owned messaging app WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok on September 20.

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Trump not happy with Oracle having minority shares in TikTok

Senator Marco Rubio and five other Republican senators on Wednesday urged the administration to reject the deal as long as ties remained to Chinese owner ByteDance, and asked the President to…

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Oracle confirms proposal to be TikTok's 'tech partner' in the US

If it goes through, Oracle will become a technology partner for the Chinese firm

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ByteDance to invest billions, recruit hundreds in Singapore in three years: Source

A company source has also revealed that TikTok had moved some engineers to Singapore from China, starting this year

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Walmart says teaming with Microsoft in bid for TikTok

Walmart is likely interested in TikTok to better connect with younger shoppers who turn to the internet for lifestyle trends

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TikTok in trouble again with an 'offensive' Holocaust trend

The participants of the trend are recording short videos telling their made-up stories of how they survived the Holocaust

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Setting the record straight: TikTok denies Trump's accusations

The company claims they have set up the information hub and the Twitter account as a step further in maintaining transparency and accountability

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China blasts US 'digital gunboat diplomacy' over TikTok

Zhao Lijian said TikTok had done everything required by the US, including hiring only Americans as its top executives, hosting its servers in the US and making public its source code

Read Article

Trump claims to possess evidence against ByteDance; orders to divest interest in TikTok within 90 days

'There is credible evidence that leads me to believe that ByteDance ... might take action that threatens to impair the national security of the United States,' Trump said.

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China to raise issues surrounding WeChat, TikTok in trade talks with US

Agricultural purchases and the dollar-yuan exchange rate will also be among the topics to be discussed in the virtual meeting that may take place as early as this week

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How social media companies will handle post-US election scenarios

In the run-up to the US election 2020 in November, social media companies like Facebook Inc and Twitter have announced new rules for various post-election scenarios.

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