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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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Best Android TV Boxes to Use in 2020 if You Don’t Have Cable TV
Aug06

Best Android TV Boxes to Use in 2020 if You Don’t Have Cable TV

Cable TV can cost more than $50 a month. And if you struggle to make ends meet because of this pandemic, you’re probably considering cutting some of your expenses. One of the things you should consider eliminating is your cable subscription. Don’t worry, your entertainment needs won’t be disrupted. Thanks to the best Android TV boxes in 2020. These TV boxes let you access your favorite video and music apps. These boxes are now getting...

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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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Trump plans executive order to force ByteDance to sell TikTok in US
Jul31

Trump plans executive order to force ByteDance to sell TikTok in US

Sources had last week told The Information that some US investors were planning to buy out TikTok from its Chinese owner ByteDance. Now, Bloomberg is reporting that President Donald Trump plans to announce an executive order that will see ByteDance divest its ownership of TikTok. Trump’s decision, according to Bloomberg, could become public any moment. TikTok is already being investigated by the government as fears grow over the...

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TikTok sets up $70 million fund for EU creators
Jul30

TikTok sets up $70 million fund for EU creators

TikTok has been through some rough patches in the last couple of weeks; and despite facing uncertain future in the US, India and maybe Europe, the app seems less bothered as it continues to splash the cash on talents. The BBC has it that the Chinese-owned app has launched a $70 million fund for creators in Europe. The other time, creators in the US were first to benefit from a $200 million fund set up by the app; now, and for the...

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