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One of the standout features of TikTok's algorithm is its emphasis on content relevance over creator popularity. This means that even if you're new to TikTok, your content can still get significant visibility if it resonates with users.
A video has been circulating of a female Israeli soldier dancing, along with claims that she is now one of the hostages held by Hamas in Gaza. It is one of dozens of clips posted on social media by Israeli soldiers, who are accused of trivialising the war in Gaza. However, the soldier in this video is not who she is claims to be. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
Nepali lawmakers said internet providers had already begun blocking access to TikTok. It follows a similar move by India in 2020 to ban the Chinese social media app.
TikTok is facing criticism after a damning Amnesty International report accused it of pushing children and young people towards harmful mental health-related content. Our Science and Tech editor Julia Sieger tells us more.
The social media giants have until October 25 to assure the European Commission they are cracking down on problematic content. It follows a similar move against Elon Musk's social media platform X, formerly Twitter.
The parents of Marie, a 15-year-old French teenager, have pressed charges against TikTok after their daughter committed suicide in 2021. They believe that by sharing a flow of videos about suicide to Marie, who suffered from low self-esteem, the platform pushed her to take her own life. FRANCE 24's Science reporter Shirli Sitbon looks at ways a new French bill could tackle negative algorithms and online bullying.
3 Aug 2023
Senegal blocks TikTok in widening clampdown on dissent
5 Apr 2023
Australia has joined a list of nations in banning China-based TikTok because of security concerns. The company expressed disappointment over the decision.
25 Mar 2023
The Italian probe comes as the Chinese-owned video-sharing app battles growing restrictions in Europe and the US. The Netherlands has become the latest country to take aim at the app.
16 Mar 2023
Amid concerns that the popular video app poses a security threat, TikTok was urged to part ways with its Chinese owners to avoid a national ban in the United States.
6 Mar 2023
The Chinese-owned video-based app TikTok faces bans from several Western governments, who say the platform poses a national security risk. FRANCE 24's Technology Editor Peter O'Brien tells us what this could mean for the future of TikTok, which has more than one billion users worldwide.
1 Mar 2023
The #deinfluencing trend on Tiktok has people telling you to stop using too much stuff. But is this just another way for influencers to get more attention — and money?