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India Finally Popped the Ban on TikTok and 58 Other Chinese Apps

Image: Prakash Singh/AFP (Getty Images)This is the story of a microvlogging app that nobody had heard of two years ago, and how it lured the world’s teens with karaoke, gobbled up their data, ballooned to monstrous proportions, and, finally, became a geopolitical bargaining chip in an escalating feud between the world’s…
bubmag
June 30, 2020
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TikTok: Fears videos may ‘trigger eating disorders’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOnline eating disorder 'trigger' crack-down callSocial media app TikTok could encourage unhealthy relationships with food and trigger people who have suffered eating disorders, campaigners have said.The video app is one of the most popular in the world, with more than 800m users…
bubmag
June 22, 2020
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How TikTok’s ‘For You’ Algorithm Works

The first thing you see when you open TikTok is the platform’s For You page: an endless stream of videos uniquely tailored to each user. No two feeds are exactly the same, but as TikTok has exploded in popularity—the app has now been downloaded over 2 billion times—the For You…
bubmag
June 18, 2020
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ByteDance to shut down Vigo apps in India, move users to TikTok

Chinese internet giant ByteDance has announced plans to discontinue two of its apps in India, its biggest overseas market, and urged users to move to TikTok. Vigo Video and Vigo Lite, two apps that allow users to create and share short-form sketches and lip-syncing to Bollywood songs, posted a message…
bubmag
June 15, 2020
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EU wants Facebook, Twitter to report monthly on fight against fake news

The hoped-for reports would detail both efforts to limit COVID-19 falsehoods, including ads, as well as steps taken to promote trustworthy material.Internet companies might not need that much prodding, mind you. Jourova added that TikTok was joining the EU’s voluntary Code of Practice on Disinformation (where Facebook, Google, Mozilla and…
bubmag
June 10, 2020
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How to Record a Music Video with TikTok

Tik Tok is a new video-sharing social media platform that has been gaining popularity. It is used to create short lip-sync, music, comedy, and talent videos. This wikiHow teaches you how to film, edit, and publish a music video by using TikTok for iPhone and Android. Selecting Music 1 Open…
bubmag
June 6, 2020