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US ban on TikTok could cut it off from app stores, advertisers – Whit...

08 August, 2020 9:00 am 9:00 am

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s executive order banning China’s TikTok could prevent US app stores from offering the popular short-video app and make advertising on the platform illegal, according to a White House document seen by Reuters. Trump signed an order last week prohibiting transactions with TikTok if its parent ByteDance does not … Read More

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Trump imposes US ban on WeChat, TikTok in 45 days

08 August, 2020 8:45 am 8:45 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump announced Thursday sweeping bans on US transactions with China’s ByteDance, owner of video-sharing app TikTok, and Tencent, operator of the WeChat app, starting in 45 days, in a major escalation of tensions with Beijing. The executive orders come as the Trump administration said this week it was stepping … Read More

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Trump’s bid for a piece of Microsoft-TikTok deal could spur legal act...

08 August, 2020 12:04 pm 12:04 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s unprecedented demand that the United States get a cut of the proceeds from the forced sale of Chinese internet giant ByteDance’s short-video app TikTok is based on an interpretation of US law that regulatory lawyers say may be open to challenges. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United … Read More

Trump says will ban TikTok amid pressure on Chinese owner to sell

08 August, 2020 4:48 pm 4:48 pm

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Friday he would sign an executive order as soon as Saturday to ban TikTok in the United States, ratcheting up the pressure on the popular short-video app’s Chinese owner to sell it. The move would be the culmination of U.S. national security concerns over the safety … Read More

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US Republicans worry China might use TikTok to meddle in election

07 July, 2020 10:00 am 10:00 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group of top Republican US Senators ramped up pressure on TikTok, asking the Trump administration to assess the threat that the popular Chinese-owned video sharing app might meddle in US elections. In a letter dated Tuesday, Marco Rubio, Tom Cotton and other lawmakers cited alleged censorship by TikTok of sensitive content, … Read More

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Woman constable suspended for filming TikTok video in uniform

07 July, 2020 3:19 pm 3:19 pm

LAHORE (92 News) – A woman constable in Lahore, identified as Wafa Tauqeer, was suspended on Friday for filming a video in uniform and uploading it on TikTok. A lady constable named Wafa Tauqeer had to wash her hands of her job after filming a TikTok in her uniform and going viral on social media. … Read More

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PTA blocks Bigo over complaints of immoral content

07 July, 2020 10:37 am 10:37 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) blocked live-streaming application Bigo over complaints of immoral, obscene and vulgar content. In a press release issued late Monday, the PTA also issued a final warning to China-owned short-form mobile video platform TikTok and blocked Bigo due to extremely negative effects. The PTA said it had … Read More

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Trump campaign runs Facebook ads on whether TikTok should be banned

07 July, 2020 10:11 am 10:11 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign ran Facebook ads this weekend claiming that the Chinese-owned short video app TikTok is spying on users. The ads link to a survey asking whether TikTok, which is owned by Beijing-based tech giant ByteDance, should be banned in the US. They also ask for respondents’ … Read More

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TikTok craze claims another life, student shoots himself while filming vide...

07 July, 2020 3:09 pm 3:09 pm

ABBOTTABAD (92 News) – In a shocking incident, TikTok craze claimed another life as a 10th grade student accidentally shot himself dead while filming video on Friday. According to the reports, the incident took place in Bagan neighbourhood of Abbottabad where Abdul Samad was filming video with a pistol. He accidentally squeezed the trigger, fatally … Read More

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US looking at banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok: Pompeo

07 July, 2020 10:31 am 10:31 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said late on Monday that the United States is “certainly looking at” banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok. “I don’t want to get out in front of the President (Donald Trump), but it’s something we’re looking at,” Pompeo said in an interview with Fox News. … Read More

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TikTok craze claims another life, boy shoots himself while filming video

06 June, 2020 5:49 pm 5:49 pm

KARACHI (92 News) – In a shocking incident, TikTok craze claimed another life as boy accidentally shot himself dead while filming video in Karachi. According to the reports, a boy, 17-year-old Tanveer, shot himself dead while filming for the highly popular video-sharing social networking platform TikTok in the port city’s Sachal Colony. His body was … Read More

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US Democrats urge probe of allegations regarding TikTok and children’...

05 May, 2020 3:34 pm 3:34 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fourteen Democratic members of the US House of Representatives wrote to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Thursday to urge it to consider probing the short video app TikTok for “blatant disregard” of a consent decree related to children’s privacy. The letter from members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which … Read More

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Disney’s streaming chief Mayer to become TikTok CEO

05 May, 2020 8:59 am 8:59 am

(Reuters) – Walt Disney Co’s top streaming executive, Kevin Mayer, will leave the entertainment and theme parks giant to become the chief executive officer of TikTok, the popular video app owned by China’s ByteDance Technology Co, the companies said on Monday. Mayer led the successful launch of the Disney+ streaming service in November but in … Read More

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US senator moots ban on TikTok for federal workers, citing Chinese govt tie...

03 March, 2020 9:40 am 9:40 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Senator Josh Hawley said on Wednesday he will introduce legislation banning federal employees from using social media app TikTok on their devices and accused the company of sharing data with the Chinese government. Hawley said the proposed ban would apply to government-issued devices and his comments added to growing tensions between … Read More

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Bytedance’s video app TikTok bans ‘misleading information’...

01 January, 2020 8:55 pm 8:55 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Popular video-sharing app TikTok issued a broad ban on Wednesday against “misleading information” that could cause harm to its community or the public, setting itself apart from rivals like Facebook which say that they do not want to be arbiters of truth. “We remove misinformation that could cause harm to an … Read More