<billions> the TikTok situation

Sam de Silva sam at commonedge.com.au
Wed Jul 8 14:00:08 CEST 2020

Why did India block TikTok and 59 other ‘made in China’ apps? Is TikTok essentially malware? What about Google? What about Facebook?

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And here’s a rundown of some recent articles about the TikTok situation. 

The United States is 'looking at' banning TikTok and other Chinese social media apps, Pompeo says - July 7, 2020.  CNN
The United States is "looking at" banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday.

India’s TikTok Ban Dispels the Myth of the ‘China Bogeyman’ - July 7, 2020. Wired
Mark Zuckerberg and US tech giants argue that regulation will allow China to dominate. But in reality, the global market rejects unregulated, invasive tech.

TikTok to quit Hong Kong over national security law - July 6, 2020. FT
TikTok, Zoom and Microsoft have become the latest companies to rethink operations in Hong Kong after Beijing’s imposition of a sweeping national security law that has raised concerns over the handling of data in the city.

Delete TikTok now; if you know someone that is using it explain to them it is essentially malware operated by the Chinese government running a massive spying operation. - July 1, 2020. Anonymous / Twitter

India Banned TikTok and Other Chinese Apps After Border Tensions. Here’s What That Means for the Indian Community. July 1, 2020. Vice
The app emerged as an inextricable part of India’s social media culture, its most popular users hailing from smaller cities and rural areas. These users migrated to TikTok for its ease of use, visual elements and vernacular language options.

With India’s TikTok Ban, the World’s Digital Walls Grow Higher - June 30, 2020. New York Times
Censorship and politics are fracturing the global internet, isolating users and industries accustomed to ignoring national borders.

How TikTok got political - June 2, 2020. The Conversation
The primary uses of TikTok are for viral dances, comedy challenges and demonstrations of visual flair such as makeup and cosplay memes, but recently there has been increased political content.

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