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Child severely burned while attempting a TikTok experiment in Connecticut

Connecticut fire officials have issued a warning after a child was severely burned while attempting a TikTok experiment called “The Woosh Bottle Experiment.” Firefighters responded to a call around 8:30pm on Tuesday for someone who had been burned. When they arrived, they learned a child was injured while attempting the experiment, which involves the use […]

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Rewind 2021: TikTok overtook Google to become the most popular online destination

TikTok is the world’s new most popular online destination. The viral video app gets more hits than the Google search engine, according to Cloudflare, an IT security company. The rankings show that TikTok knocked Google off the top spot in February, March and June this year, and has held the number one position since August. […]

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Wave of school-shooting threats circulating on TikTok prompts closures of several US schools

A wave of school-shooting threats circulating on TikTok and other social media prompted some US schools to close on Friday and others to bolster their police presence. Generally, the threats don’t name specific schools and local and federal authorities have said many lack credibility. Still, the threats give a date — December 17 — leading […]

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Woman spends 5 hours a day searching Florida reserve for Brian Laundrie’s skeletal remains

An unidentified woman is still hopeful of locating the rest of Brian Laundrie’s skeletal remains at a Florida nature reserve nearly three weeks after authorities partially recovered his body. The TikTok account, chroniclesofolivia, posted a video of the woman, who had been scouring the Carlton Reserve area for at least the past 10 days, spending […]

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Missing 16-year-old girl rescued after using viral TikTok hand signals for distress

Authorities were able to find a missing 16-year-old girl after she caught the attention of a driver by using hand gestures popularized on the social media platform TikTok. According to the Laurel County sheriff’s office in Kentucky, the girl was inside a silver colored Toyota car when another driver saw her using hand signals known […]

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Facebook faces tough challenge to pull younger Gen Z users to platform

Facebook was once a hub for young people, but that’s changed in the last decade. Despite the company’s efforts, several studies have shown that younger people aren’t interested in joining the platform. Back in 2012, 94% of teens had a Facebook account, a Pew Research survey of 12- to 17-year-olds found. Almost 10 years later, […]

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TikTok star arrested for fatally shooting wife and another man in San Diego high-rise

Ali Nasse Abulaban, the Tik Tok star accused of fatally shooting his wife and another man in an East Village apartment last week, has pleaded not guilty to murder charges. Abulaban was reportedly arrested and charged for killing his wife, 28-year-old Ana Nasse Abulaban, and 29-year-old Rayburn Cardenas Barron at the Spire San Diego luxury […]

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TikTok, Snapchat, and YouTube distance themselves from Facebook

TikTok, Snapchat, and YouTube are the latest technology giants to have been quizzed by US senators over concerns about their youngest users’ safety. During nearly four hours of questioning they tried to differentiate themselves from Facebook, which has faced increasing scrutiny from politicians in recent months. But they were told: “Being different from Facebook is […]

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China’s TikTok equivalent gets 40-minute limit for kids under new regulation

Douyin, China’s version of TikTok, will limit use of the platform for children to 40 minutes a day. The rules will apply to users under 14, who have been authenticated using their real names, and who will be able to access it between 06:00 and 22:00. Parent company Bytedance announced the app’s Youth Mode in […]

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23-year-old Mexican rapper Dan Sur replaces original hair with gold chains

A 23-year-old Mexican rapper recently got hooks “surgically implanted” on his head to replace his original hair with gold chains. In a series of videos that have gone viral on TikTok, the rapper showed off his new hair with gold chains hanging from the hooks implanted in his head. Dan Sur is a rapper by […]

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TikTok and Shopify team up to let shoppers buy directly from the social media app

Canadian ecommerce shopping giant Shopify announced a partnership with TikTok to work on a feature that would let shoppers buy directly from the social media app.Shopify merchants who have a TikTok business account would soon be able to add a shopping tab to their profiles for the first time ever.The pilot version is currently available […]

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Viral TikTok mother who beat 3-year-old to death for ‘interrupting coitus’ sentenced to 15 years for manslaughter

Nicola Priest, 23, was jailed for 15 years for manslaughter last week after little Kaylee-Jayde was tragically found dead with chest and abdominal injuries at the flat where they lived in Birmingham on August 9 last year. Experts likened Kaylee-Jayde’s wounds to those of a child hit by a car at 40mph, or from falling […]