Is TikTok safe to use? Concerns raised about harmful content and user data


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W hile social networks such as Facebook and Twitter are stagnating, TikTok is growing fast. With such growth comes plenty of attention, and TikTok is now facing scrutiny in several areas, from the algorithmic distribution of harmful content to how it handles user data. The US has already banned the viral video app on government devices in more than 20 states due to spying allegations stemming from its Chinese ownership. Universities in Oklahama, Alabama, and Texas have followed suit by restricting students from accessing the app over campus Wi-Fi networks. While TikTok narrowly avoided an outright ban under former US...