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TikTok taking measures against misinformation, election interference
Aug06

TikTok taking measures against misinformation, election interference

  As Microsoft weighs a takeover offer for TikTok, the short-form video-sharing app has announced  this week new measures to detect and remove misinformation and election interference. The recipient of heavy scrutiny from the US government, TikTok is working with the Department of Homeland security to ward off foreign influence. Experts have identified TikTok as one of several distribution platforms for its pro-China propaganda....

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Microsoft-TikTok discussions to continue after Nadella-Trump talk
Aug03

Microsoft-TikTok discussions to continue after Nadella-Trump talk

  Microsoft announced on Sunday they are still in talks to acquire the US operations of popular video-sharing app TikTok. The company said in a statement that it plans to complete discussions with TikTok parent company ByteDance by September 15. The blogpost came after US President Donald Trump told reporters on the Air Force One that his government would ban the app for its ties with China. He cited privacy and data security...

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TikTok-Microsoft sale on hold as Trump ban looms, report says
Aug02

TikTok-Microsoft sale on hold as Trump ban looms, report says

  Microsoft and ByteDance have postponed their talks to buy the US operations of TikTok, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday. The news broke out after US President Donald Trump threatened to bar the app in the country. Trump has vowed to toughen up his stance against the popular video-sharing app. His officials have said TikTok could be a tool for Chinese intelligence. TikTok-owner ByteDance has repeatedly denied the...

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TikTok not going anywhere amid possible US ban
Aug02

TikTok not going anywhere amid possible US ban

  US President Donald Trump said on Friday evening that he will ban TikTok in the US. It started a deluge of responses from the creators and users of the platform. And it sparked a surge in downloads of rival short-form video apps. The potential US ban drove TikTok US general manager Vanessa Pappas to post a video message on their official account. TikTok issued an official response as well: “These are the facts: 100...

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Microsoft considering TikTok acquisition, report says
Aug01

Microsoft considering TikTok acquisition, report says

  Bloomberg reported that the US government plans to order Beijing-based ByteDance to strip its ownership of popular short-form video app TikTok. If the firm disagrees, they will ban the app in the country. Bloomberg followed up over an hour later that Microsoft is considering a TikTok acquisition. Microsoft is the owner of the social network for professionals LinkedIn. It will enter a different side of the industry if the TikTok...

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