TikTok Ban

India’s Chinese Apps Ban: India’s Own App Store? 

The recent decision by the Indian government to ban 59 Chinese mobile apps. Including popular ones such as TikTok, UC Browser, and ShareIT, has raised concerns among Indian smartphone users about the fate of these applications on their devices.  Dissecting the Chinese Apps Ban and Its Implications  The ban was introduced citing national security concerns […]

TikTok Issues: Data Privacy and Children’s Rights Violations

TikTok issues have been the talk of the world lately, especially data privacy and children’s rights violations. Lately, numerous countries are banning TikTok citing security concerns. It comes down to two main reasons: data privacy and the lack of protection for children and minors. The application has 1.534 billion users out of which 1 billion […]

Will TikTok Ever Move Out of the Gun Sights of Governments?

TikTok has been making headlines ever since it debuted and went viral. Is “viral” even the right word to describe the cultural reset it triggered? Unfortunately, most of these headlines are not in the app’s favor, including adding to the mental health crisis among U.S. teens AND United Arab Emirates (UAE) teens and spreading misinformation […]

Factbox - Why a Broad US TikTok Ban Is Unlikely to Take Effect Soon

A recent ban of TikTok use on U.S. government-owned devices, coupled with new legislation in Congress seeking to block the app, have fueled expectations the popular Chinese-owned platform could soon be barred nationwide. Adding to the perception, last week the company said the Biden administration had demanded TikTok’s owners divest their stakes in the popular […]

TikTok Creators, Some U.S. Democratic Lawmakers Oppose Ban on App

TikTok creators and three U.S. Democratic Party lawmakers on Wednesday said they opposed any potential ban on the Chinese-owned short video sharing app that is used by more than 150 million Americans. On Thursday TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew will testify before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee amid growing calls for a ban […]

TikTok Would Be Tough to Ban in the US Without a New Law, Experts Say

The Biden administration is under pressure to ban popular Chinese-owned social media app TikTok, but any such move likely hinges on passage of a new law that bolsters the government’s authority to regulate speech, experts said. Pressure is mounting from lawmakers and national security hawks to ban TikTok, which is owned by China’s ByteDance, over […]