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TikTok: Video-sharing application
TikTok is a Chinese video-sharing social networking service owned by ByteDance, a Beijing-based internet technology company founded in 2012 by Zhang Yiming. It is used to create short dance, lip-sync, comedy and talent videos. ByteDance first launched Douyin for the China market in September 2016. Later, TikTok was launched in 2017 for iOS and Android in most markets outside of China; however, it only became available in the United States after merging with Musical.ly on 2 August 2018. TikTok and Douyin are similar to each other, but run on separate servers and have different content to comply with Chinese censorship restrictions. The application allows users to create short music and lip-sync videos of 3 to 15 seconds and short looping videos of 3 to 60 seconds. They also have global offices including Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore, Jakarta, Seoul, and Tokyo. The app eventually gained popularity in East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the United States, Turkey, Russia, and other parts of the world. TikTok and Douyin's servers are each based in the market where the respective app is available.

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U.S. may ban TikTok over China link: Pompeo [Video]

U.S. may ban TikTok over China link: Pompeo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday the United States is "certainly looking at" banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok, suggesting it shared information with the Chinese..

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TikTok to leave Hong Kong amid concerns over new security law [Video]

TikTok to leave Hong Kong amid concerns over new security law

It is the latest social media platform to take action after China's crackdown on pro-independence activities.View on euronews

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Explained: The India-China spat, TikTok derailed [Video]

Explained: The India-China spat, TikTok derailed

A historic conflict between India and China has derailed a $1 billion India expansion plan of TikTok’s owner ByteDance. Megan Revell explains what you need to know about the spat between the..

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Liam Payne appears to tease One Direction reunion [Video]

Liam Payne appears to tease One Direction reunion

One Direction fans are convinced Liam Payne's latest TikTok post is a teaser for a forthcoming reunion after the singer-songwriter shared a clip from a fake FaceTime call with Harry Styles.

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'I stand by my country': TikTok star supports Centre's decision to ban 59 Chinese apps [Video]

'I stand by my country': TikTok star supports Centre's decision to ban 59 Chinese apps

Government of India banned 59 apps on June 29 which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of the state and public order. TikTok star Muskan Sharma, who had..

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TikTok influencer couple on track to make £120k in a year [Video]

TikTok influencer couple on track to make £120k in a year

A Windsor couple in their early 20s are on course to earn £120k in a year - solely from sharing videos on TikTok. When they met on Tinder in August 2018, James ‘Jimbo’ Hall, 21, was working for..

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Donald Trump’s Oklahoma Rally Disrupted by TikTok Users [Video]

Donald Trump’s Oklahoma Rally Disrupted by TikTok Users

Donald Trump saw an abysmal turnout at his Saturday nightrally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and TikTok users are claiming credit.

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TikTok users say they helped sabotage Trump rally [Video]

TikTok users say they helped sabotage Trump rally

TikTok users took partial credit for inflating attendance expectations at a less-than-full arena at President Donald Trump's first political rally in months, held in Tulsa on Saturday. This report..

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TikTok Financial Advice Videos Gaining Popularity [Video]

TikTok Financial Advice Videos Gaining Popularity

TikTok Financial Advice Videos Gaining Popularity

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Dame Judi Dench and her family show off their dance moves on TikTok! [Video]

Dame Judi Dench and her family show off their dance moves on TikTok!

The actress' grandson, Sam Williams, previously went viral after posting a TikTok video of his famous nan dancing during a Zoom video call.

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Lizzo says her body type is 'none of your business'. [Video]

Lizzo says her body type is 'none of your business'.

The singer shared a new video to TikTok in which she called out those who have tried to shame her about her figure.

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Lizzo hits back at body shamers and says her body type is 'none of your business' [Video]

Lizzo hits back at body shamers and says her body type is 'none of your business'

Lizzo says her body is "none of your f**king business" as she hits back at body shamers on TikTok.

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Critical comments prove Lizzo is doing what she’s supposed to be doing [Video]

Critical comments prove Lizzo is doing what she’s supposed to be doing

Lizzo doesn't mind when her name is used as an insult on social media platforms such as TikTok because it means she's "doing what she’s supposed to be doing".

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Tik Tok video on friendship between elephant, child goes viral on social media [Video]

Tik Tok video on friendship between elephant, child goes viral on social media

A tik tok video on the friendship between a child and elephant went viral on social media from Thiruvananthapuram. The elephant is recordically above 31 years of age and is a member of the family...

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Videos encouraging rape, acid attacks went viral on TikTok: Maharashtra Home Minister [Video]

Videos encouraging rape, acid attacks went viral on TikTok: Maharashtra Home Minister

While speaking to ANI, the Home Minister of Maharashtra, Anil Deshmukh spoke on increasing crime during lockdown in the state. He said, "Since lockdown started in Maharashtra, there has been an..

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Teenage entrepreneur sets up global business to support ill father [Video]

Teenage entrepreneur sets up global business to support ill father

A teenage entrepreneur is selling her home-made lip gloss all over the world and banking thousands of pounds, after starting a beauty business in the family lounge, in a bid to help her sick father...

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New TikTok CEO Will Focus On Music And Gaming [Video]

New TikTok CEO Will Focus On Music And Gaming

The former head of streaming services at Disney Kevin Mayer is the new CEO of TikTok. According to Business Insider, he said he wants to focus on music and gaming at his new job. Trending songs on..

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Papa John's Ex-CEO On TikTok Shows $11 Million Mansion [Video]

Papa John's Ex-CEO On TikTok Shows $11 Million Mansion

Jason Merrit/Getty John Schnatter went on TikTok to take followers inside his $11 million mansion in Louisville, Kentucky. Schnatter is the founder and former CEO of the pizza chain Papa John's. Forbes..

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TikTok subject of Dutch data protection probe [Video]

TikTok subject of Dutch data protection probe

TikTok subject of Dutch data protection probe

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