Pakistan is the latest country to jump on the "Let's ban TikTok" bandwagon, banning TikTok for failing to filter out “immoral and indecent” content, the country’s telecommunications authority said.
TikTok says that a video of a man committing suicide that circulated on its platform was deliberately spread by a group of users working together. The company found evidence of a “coordinated attack" when it investigated why the video was suddenly appearing on the video sharing app, a TikTok executive told a British parliamentary committee Tuesday.
O2 has marked the arrival of its new brand platform, Bubl, by taking the robot to TikTok. In the first ever robot dance on TikTok, O2 launched the O2BublDance Duet Competition on Thursday 17th September to showcase how O2 is there to help you whenever – even when its learning the latest dance routine.
Oracle and Walmart have agreed to acquire a 20% stake in TikTok’s global business as part of a pre-IPO financing round. Oracle will be owning about a 12.5 percent stake in the company while Walmart CEO Doug McMillon will join the company’s board.
The U.S. Department of Commerce announced Friday morning that downloads of video app TikTok and messaging app WeChat will be banned in the U.S. from Sunday (Sept 20). If a deal is not struck by 12 November, the app will be fully banned, and using as well as downloading the app will be illegal.
TikTok owner Bytedance has chosen Oracle as the technology partner to acquire TikTok's U.S. operations, following Microsoft's statement that it had been rejected by ByteDance as a buyer.
Tiktok has signed up to the EU’s code of conduct on hate speech today, as it struggles to contain the spread of a suicide video on its platform. The video, which shows a person committing suicide, has been circulating on the app since Sunday night.
A man has live-streamed his own death on Facebook with TikTok now scrambling to remove the clip which is being reshared by-users. Ronnie McNutt, 33, killed himself in his Mississippi home on August 31, by blowing his own face off with a shotgun, while he was live streaming from his computer.
TikTok's chief executive officer Kevin Mayer has quit his role over pressure from the White House to cut the company's ties to China. In a note to employees, Mayer said that changes to TikTok's structure driven by Donald Trump's threat to ban the company, have forced him out of the door.