Teenagers love the Chinese-owned online app TikTok for its funny and quirky short videos, but some parents are not as happy about its content. Photo: Getty Images Teenagers love the Chinese-owned online app TikTok for its funny and quirky short videos, but some parents are not as happy about its content. Photo: Getty Images
Teenagers love the Chinese-owned online app TikTok for its funny and quirky short videos, but some parents are not as happy about its content. Photo: Getty Images

Why teens love TikTok – but others are more wary

  • Chinese-owned social media app TikTok is a smash hit thanks to its funny and quirky short videos, but some parents say it promotes inappropriate content
  • Censorship and espionage also remain ongoing concerns, with the app currently the subject of a US national-security review and Pentagon ban

Topic |   TikTok
Teenagers love the Chinese-owned online app TikTok for its funny and quirky short videos, but some parents are not as happy about its content. Photo: Getty Images Teenagers love the Chinese-owned online app TikTok for its funny and quirky short videos, but some parents are not as happy about its content. Photo: Getty Images
Teenagers love the Chinese-owned online app TikTok for its funny and quirky short videos, but some parents are not as happy about its content. Photo: Getty Images
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