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Biden team asks court to pause move to ban TikTok in US

Biden team asks court to pause move to ban TikTok in US

President Joe Biden’s administration has asked a US federal court to pause proceedings aimed at banning TikTok to allow for a fresh review of the national security threat from the popular Chinese-owned video app. The filing in a federal appeals court said the new administration had begun a review and would not for the moment […]
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How TikTok is helping to break Nigerian hit songs in 2020

How TikTok is helping to break Nigerian hit songs in 2020

All over the world music is changing. As multifarious factors–music streaming and wireless devices chiefly–conspire to reshape how and when we can listen to music, the mechanics of what is popular music is, and where it can conceivably come from, are also being fundamentally reexamined with the world becoming interconnected and influences transmuting at a […]

Windows, Gates and a firewall: Microsoft’s delicate castle in China

Windows, Gates and a firewall: Microsoft’s delicate castle in China

Microsoft, which is in talks to buy part of Chinese video app TikTok, is one of the few US tech titans that have managed to succeed in China. The software giant has kept its business alive in the country by complying with strict local laws, despite the communist nation’s wide-reaching censorship. Here are some key […]

TikTok suggests it could counter the Trump administration in court

TikTok suggests it could counter the Trump administration in court

The embattled short-video app TikTok on Friday suggested it might seek justice in US courts after President Donald Trump signed an order banning US citizens from carrying out transactions with TikTok’s China-based parent company, ByteDance. “We will pursue all remedies available to us in order to ensure that the rule of law is not discarded […]

Trump orders ban on dealings with TikTok’s Chinese owner

Trump orders ban on dealings with TikTok’s Chinese owner

US President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered that a ban on interacting with popular social media platform TikTok or its Chinese parent company take effect in 45 days. “The United States must take aggressive action against the owners of TikTok to protect our national security,” Trump said in an executive order. After taking effect, the […]

Trump sets September 15 deadline for TikTok sale

Trump sets September 15 deadline for TikTok sale

United States President, Donald Trump, said Monday that popular Chinese-owned video app TikTok would be “out of business” in the United States if it did not sell its US operations by September 15, preferably to an American buyer. “I set a date of around September 15, at which point it’s going to be out of […]

US vs China: Trump says will ban TikTok in America

US vs China: Trump says will ban TikTok in America

United States President, Donald Trump, said Friday he will bar fast-growing social media app TikTok from the United States as American authorities have raised concerns the service could be a tool for Chinese intelligence. US officials and lawmakers in recent weeks have voiced fears of the wildly popular video platform being used by Beijing for […]

TikTok launches $200 mn ‘creator fund’

TikTok launches $200 mn ‘creator fund’

TikTok unveiled plans for a $200 million “creator fund” to add content from emerging social media personalities to the fast-growing video-sharing app. The new US fund will “help support ambitious creators who are seeking opportunities to foster a livelihood through their innovative content,” said Vanessa Pappas, general manager of TikTok US. The move comes with […]

Egypt jails TikTok women influencers over indecent content

Egypt jails TikTok women influencers over indecent content

An Egyptian court has sentenced five female social media influencers to two years in jail each on charges of violating public morals. The verdict against Haneen Hossam, Mowada al-Adham, and three others came after they had posted footage on video-sharing app TikTok. The ruling, which can be appealed, included a fine of 300,000 Egyptian pounds […]

Egypt female social media influencers get 2-year jail terms

Egypt female social media influencers get 2-year jail terms

An Egyptian court Monday sentenced five female social media influencers to two years in jail on charges of violating public morals, a judicial source said. The verdict against Haneen Hossam, Mowada al-Adham and three others came after they posted footage on video-sharing app TikTok. “The Cairo economic court sentenced Hossam, Adham and three others to […]