TikTok star Charli D’Amelio joins social media app’s rival, Triller

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  • The Gen Z influencer will be joined on the platform by her sister Dixie and parents
  • The announcement comes as US government prepares to decide whether to approve Oracle deal
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TikTok star Charli D'amelio has added Triller to her portfolio. Photo: Instagram/@charlidamelio

TikTok’s biggest star, 16-year-old Charli D’Amelio, has joined the app’s biggest rival, Triller. But her 87 million followers needn’t worry – this isn’t an exclusive deal, and she will still be creating content for TikTok, Instagram and YouTube.

Her sister Dixie, 19 (34 million followers), mum Heidi (5.6 million) and dad Marc (7 million) are joining the TikTok queen.

In a statement to tech website The Verge, Triller’s executive chairman Bobby Sarnevesht said “We couldn’t be more proud to welcome the D’Amelio family to the Triller family with open arms.

“They are an incredibly multi-faceted and talented family who have already been invaluable to us.”

Several TikTok stars left TikTok when Triller was first launched, due to data privacy concerns. These concerns are what prompted US President Donald Trump to issue an executive order last month that would ban the app in the US if its Chinese owner, Bytedance, did not sell to a US firm.

As of today, Trump’s staff are said to be “very close to a deal” with tech company Oracle.

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