Australia has joined a list of nations in banning China-based TikTok because of security concerns. The company expressed disappointment over the decision.
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.
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.
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.
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?
TikTok lives, digital gifts, PayPal and cryptocurrency deposits are some of the main methods used by scammers that claim to raise money for survivors of the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. In this edition of Truth and Fake, we go through the donation scams to look out for.
We hear from some of the hundreds of Cameroonian medical students who have headed to Madagascar for their training. Also, videos from a Guinean TikToker based in Senegal have been taking the social media site by storm. Plus, Chanel collaborates with West African embroidery artists to put on a spectacular exhibition of needle craft and creation in Dakar.
The dangerous world of smuggling in Tunisia, and how the deaf community is raising awareness on TikTok
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The rapid ascent of the Chinese video-streaming app TikTok has alarmed lawmakers and privacy watchdogs around the world. What are they worried about?
Holocaust survivors and concentration camp memorial sites are taking to the video-based social media platform to raise awareness among young users.
The growth of the TikTok community has birthed the need for safety policies that guarantee the protection of each user on the platform. Hence, to meet this demand and create a positive-in-app experience, TikTok has launched the #SaferTogether the first-ever safety campaign for TikTok in Sub-Saharan Africa (Nigeria).
26 Nov 2022
Fortune Mgwili-Sibanda, Public Policy, and Government Relations Director, TikTok Africa talks about the Safer Together campaign. This is the latest TikTok safety policy that informs parents on how to ensure the safety of their children online.