TikTok has been under pressure from US authorities over concerns about data privacy and security. Photo: Reuters

TikTok distances itself from China amid pressure from the US, while branching out to other markets: reports

  • The app, valued at US$78 billion late last year, continues to face scepticism from US lawmakers and officials
  • Amid mounting pressure from the US, short video app TikTok is reportedly taking steps to distance itself from China while branching out to other markets
Topic |   China technology

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TikTok has been under pressure from US authorities over concerns about data privacy and security. Photo: Reuters
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Despite warnings about the TikTok app’s collection of user data and the possibility that China censors content seen by US users, teenagers still love the video-sharing platform. Photo: Reuters

Why TikTok is still Gen Z’s go-to social media platform – even if Chinese-owned app may not have their best interests at heart

  • Warnings about app’s collection of user data and interference by its China owners has not lessened teenagers’ love for the video-sharing platform
  • Last month TikTok said it is ‘not influenced by any foreign government, including the Chinese government’
Topic |   Social media

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Despite warnings about the TikTok app’s collection of user data and the possibility that China censors content seen by US users, teenagers still love the video-sharing platform. Photo: Reuters
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