TikTok lets users easily share short funny clips which can go viral really easily. But TikTok has been criticized by US senators for censorship, privacy, and child safety. Because TikTok is owned by the Chinese company ByteDance there are concerns that TikTok might censor content that doesn’t appease China.
What’s bad about TikTok?
Using TikTok regularly, either as a consumer or content creator, increases your digital footprint. On its own, this poses great risks such as being more prone to phishing attacks and stalking. But in the future, using TikTok could stand in the way of you working in your chosen field.
What is the dark side of TikTok?
The company embraces that reputation with a tagline, “the last sunny corner on the internet.” But there’s a dark side to TikTok that engulfs some of the app’s youngest users. Beneath the surface, TikTok also hosts videos promoting anorexia, bullying, suicide and sexual exploitation of minors.
Can TikTok see you through your camera?
Why is TikTok so addictive?
TikTok tracks its users’ behavior very precisely. The platform’s AI-supported algorithm accurately selects videos based on personal preferences. When a user opens the app, the videos start playing immediately.
Is TikTok spying on us?
Their concerns are centered around TikTok’s Chinese parent company, ByteDance Ltd. Currently, there’s no publicly available evidence that TikTok has passed American data to Chinese officials. A spokesman for TikTok said the app’s data is stored in the U.S. and Singapore, not in China.
Who owns TikTok?
TikTok is owned by Beijing-based technology company ByteDance, founded by the Chinese billionnaire entrepreneur, Zhang Yiming. The 37-year-old was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2019, who described him as “the top entrepreneur in the world”.
Is TikTok good?
While TikTok is great for socializing and can provide a creative outlet for your child, it can also have some harmful effects. Like with any social media platform, posting videos and pictures regularly leaves your child open to negative reactions and harsh comments.