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TikTok starts blocking QAnon hashtags
Jul26

TikTok starts blocking QAnon hashtags

  TikTok has joined Twitter, Facebook and Reddit to come down hard on QAnon content by banning all hashtags related to the conspiracy. That said, TikTok will not be removing videos using the hashtags from its platform. Per the BBC, all content related to “QAnon,” “QAnonTruth” and the related phrase “Out of Shadows,” often used by QAnon believers are now being blocked by the video sharing app. TikTok’s decision to block or...

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TikTok Creator Fund to pay top creators, influencers
Jul24

TikTok Creator Fund to pay top creators, influencers

TikTok wants to dig its economic roots deeper as governments and security watchdogs worldwide plan to or have imposed restrictions for its Chinese links. TikTok this week announced plans to hire 10,000 US employees over the next three years. The firm wants to tap on its growing opportunities. The popular short-form video app has unveiled TikTok Creator Fund to pay influencers for their videos on the platform. “To further support...

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US investors plan TikTok buyout from ByteDance

US investors plan to buy TikTok from its Chinese owner to escape an imminent White House ban against the popular short video app. Led by venture capital firms General Atlantic and Sequoia Capital, the tech investors are in talks with the US Treasury and other government regulators. They want to know if US security concerns will drop if TikTok cuts ties with China through a buyout, an investor familiar with the matter told The...

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LinkedIn announces 960 job cuts amid COVID-19 pandemic
Jul21

LinkedIn announces 960 job cuts amid COVID-19 pandemic

Professional networking firm LinkedIn has announced plans to cut 960 jobs worldwide amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The layoffs will reduce about six percent of the company’s workforce. LinkedIn CEO Ryan Roslansky assured the job cuts will stop there. “I’m sharing this news today so that everyone has the complete picture of these changes and why we are making them, and I want you to know these are the only layoffs we are planning.”...

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TikTok London still in the run for global headquarters
Jul20

TikTok London still in the run for global headquarters

TikTok has not shelved plans to put its global headquarters in London. And talks are underway despite the rising tensions between the UK and China, CNBC reports. A source refuted the claim after The Sunday Times newspaper reported that TikTok had paused its plans to set up a global headquarters in Britain. Talks between the Department of International Trade and TikTok owner ByteDance have been shelved because of the flak against...

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Trump campaign sponsors Facebook, Instagram ads against TikTok
Jul19

Trump campaign sponsors Facebook, Instagram ads against TikTok

  Donald Trump’s political campaign has started running Facebook and Instagram ads accusing TikTok of spying its users. His team launched Friday hundreds of ad iterations to convince Facebook users to petition the app’s ban in the US. First seen by New York Times reporter Taylor Lorenz, the ads come as the US government threatens to impose a countrywide prohibition on the video-sharing app for its link to China. The social...

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