‘Did TikTokers and K-pop fans foil Trump’s Tulsa rally?’
23 June 2020 | 3:29 pm
In our first in-studio press review since France's lockdown measures began in March, we explore claims that TikTok users and K-pop fans sabotaged Donald Trump's Tulsa rally, as well as the Egyptian president's threat to intervene in Libya and a petition to change the name of Columbus, Ohio to "Flavortown".
16 Sep 2020
Silicon Valley tech giant Oracle is "very close" to sealing a deal to become the US partner to Chinese-owned video app TikTok to avert a ban in the United States, President Donald Trump says.
21 Sep 2020
TikTok Global, the firm that is to control US operations of the video app TikTok, will launch an initial public offering, China's ByteDance has announced. It said the move is intended to increase transparency.
28 Sep 2020
TikTok has won a last-minute reprieve after a federal judge halted the Trump administration's ban on downloads. However, the court rejected the tech firm's request to suspend a total ban, set to begin on November 12.
25 Nov 2020
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29 Dec 2020
The US president has accused the Chinese tech firm of passing on information regarding American users to Beijing. Earlier this month, a court ruled in favor of TikTok but Trump is not giving up the case just yet.
26 Jan 2021
Prosecutors have opened an investigation into the death of a young girl who participated in a "choking game" on the video-sharing platform. Her death has triggered outrage across Italy.
19 Feb 2021
We all need a bit of cheering up at the moment, so as part of FRANCE 24's week-long series on Covid vs Culture, in this edition we're talking about some of the positive ways the arts are fighting back in the Covid-19 era. One of them is how France's most traditional cultural spaces are getting down with the kids on TikTok.
17 Mar 2021
This week, we're focusing on the strengths and weaknesses of France's influencers. On YouTube, TikTok, blogs and Instagram, they count their followers in the millions. However, France's "content creators" are still in the process of exploring all the potential of their virtual sway. In this show we see how brands and marketing teams are actively harnessing this grassroots power. We also see how influencers are being included in political campaigns. Finally, we check out the online trends to look out for from social media stars in the future.
16 Mar 2021
TikTok became a site for anti-Kremlin content during recent opposition protests in Russia. Now, the tightening grip of the authorities on social media platforms and the internet could push bloggers into opposition.
8 Apr 2021
TikTok has been ordered to pay thousands of dollars in fines after failing to delete videos that promoted unsanctioned rallies in Russia.
25 Apr 2021
Tech-savvy Catholic priests in the Philippines are turning to Tiktok to connect with young believers, dancing to popular songs and sharing homilies in the video-sharing platform as the pandemic forced the Catholic-majority country’s faithful online.
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A Gambian man accused of belonging to a death squad appeared in court in Germany on Monday facing charges of crimes against humanity. The suspect is also accused of murder and attempted murder as part of a group that assassinated opponents of dictator Yahya Jammeh.
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Mohammed Yasin Malik told the court that the charges of terrorism against him were "concocted, fabricated and politically motivated."
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