Opinion | Why You Should Care About TikTok

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Video by Chai Dingari and VideotranscriptBackbars0:00/3:52-0:00transcriptWhy You Should Care About TikTokForcing a sale of the app is a show of power, but it doesn’t really protect your privacy.“Good morning, y’all. It’s Charlie.” “Playing a little catch with myself.” There are roughly a hundred million Americans who regularly use TikTok, the social media app where you can create and share short videos on everything, from dancing to coding. But our government claims it’s dangerous since it’s owned by ByteDance, a Chinese company. “President Trump said he will ban TikTok here in the United States, unless it is able to agree to a sale.” You may be thinking, who cares? But for us, TikTok is so much more than just another app. “Hey guys, a lot of you have been asking for a hair tutorial. So first, we’re going to arrest Breonna Taylor’s murderers.” I was angry and I knew I needed to speak out. Through TikTok alone, I’ve registered thousands of people to vote in the past few months. “Things people don’t understand about the dark web.” I started posting videos for fun under quarantine, about technology and cybersecurity. …

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