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Man allegedly AirDrops lewd pictures of himself to fellow passenger on flight

A man was accused of sending lewd photos of himself to his fellow passengers on a flight, as seen in a TikTok video viewed more than five million times. TikTok user @daddystrange333 shared the video and said she accepted the photos from a man she referred to as “Larry.” Once she saw who sent the […]

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TikTok limits services in Russia following its invasion of Ukraine

Video-sharing site TikTok has limited and cut its services respectively in Russia following its invasion of Ukraine. TikTok said it had suspended live streaming and new content from its platform as it assesses tough new laws to crack down on “fake news” about Russia’s armed forces. TikTok, which has around 36 million users in Russia, […]

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Social media giant TikTok bans certain types of anti-LGBTQ content and speech on its platform

The social media giant TikTok on Tuesday explicitly banned certain types of anti-LGBTQ content and speech on its platform. In updated community guidelines, the company noted that it is “adding clarity on the types of hateful ideologies prohibited on our platform,” stating that it will ban deadnaming, or using a transgender person’s pre-transition name, and […]

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China: Viral video of mother in chain around neck sparks outrage and shock

A video of a Chinese mother of eight children locked up in a village hut with a chain around her neck has sparked outrage and shock in China. The video on Douyin, which owns TikTok, was shot by a man who visits the woman, and is visibly shocked at what he sees. After bringing her […]

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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 […]