Facebook, Twitter, TikTok may face fines for harmful content under proposed British laws – National

Facebook, Twitter and TikTok face fines of up to 10% of turnover if they fail to remove and limit the spread of illegal content under laws proposed by Britain on Tuesday. Tech platforms will also need to do more to protect children from being exposed to grooming, bullying and pornography, the government said, to […]

Oregon nurse on leave after bragging of COVID-19 violations on TikTok – National

A nurse in Salem, Ore., has been placed on leave after mocking coronavirus safety measures on TikTok in a video that provoked anger online. Salem Health announced on Saturday that it was punishing the nurse for showing a “cavalier disregard for the seriousness of this pandemic,” after she posted her video on TikTok Friday. Read […]

Kellyanne Conway scolds daughter Claudia for TikToks about Trump, COVID-19 – National

Who needs to watch Keeping up with the Kardashians when TikTok has Covid with the Conways? Former White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway and her teenaged daughter, Claudia, are offering up some reality TV-style drama on social media, after mom cracked down on her daughter’s TikTok videos about Donald Trump and COVID-19. Kellyanne remains a […]

U.S. judge temporarily blocks Trump’s move to ban TikTok from app store – National

NEW YORK — A federal judge on Sunday postponed a Trump administration order that would have banned the popular video sharing app TikTok from U.S. smartphone app stores around midnight. A more comprehensive ban remains scheduled for November, about a week after the presidential election. The judge, Carl Nichols of the U.S District Court […]

Federal judge approves injunction to delay looming WeChat ban in U.S. – National

A federal judge has approved a request from a group of WeChat users to delay looming U.S. government restrictions that could effectively make the popular app nearly impossible to use. In a ruling dated Saturday, Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler in California said the government’s actions would affect users’ First Amendment rights as an effective […]

Trump supports TikTok deal with Oracle to continue U.S. operations – National

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Sept 19 (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said he supports a deal that will allow TikTok to continue to operate in the United States, after threatening to ban the Chinese-owned app in August. He told reporters at the White House he backs the deal with TikTok owner ByteDance, Oracle and Walmart […]

Trump to block TikTok, WeChat downloads in U.S on Sunday: sources – National

The U.S. Commerce Department plans to issue an order Friday that will bar people in the United States from downloading Chinese-owned messaging app WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok starting on September 20, three officials told Reuters. The officials said the ban on new U.S. downloads of TikTok could be still rescinded by U.S. President Donald Trump […]

TikTok’s owner chooses Oracle bid over Microsoft in forced sale: source – National

By Matt O’Brien The Associated Press Posted September 13, 2020 8:28 pm     Updated September 13, 2020 8:29 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The owner of TikTok has chosen Oracle over Microsoft as its […]

TikTok influencers say ‘everybody is going to take a big hit’

LOS ANGELES: In a luxury mansion in the Hollywood Hills, young TikTok influencers bounced around on a bright sunny morning this week trying out new ideas for zany short form videos that they hope will go viral. They’re also feeling concerned about their future. Kids Next Door LA is one of a number of TikTok […]