TikTok

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TikTok is a video sharing app similar to Vine, where users create and share short videos, often set to music.

How to

How to use

How to export

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How to delete content

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How to delete account

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Criticism

Copies clipboard contents from other apps

2020-06-26 Zak Doffman: Warning—Apple Suddenly Catches TikTok Secretly Spying On Millions Of iPhone Users (archived)

Banned Black Users using BlackLivesMatter and #ImBlackMovement hashtags

2020-05-019 Alaa Elassar: TikTokers stand in solidarity with black creators to protest censorship (archived)

Fear of Chinese intelligence in US hardware

2019-10-24 US Senator Schumer: Avoid visiting, installing, using, and delete all content & apps if you already did unless you want to possibly/likely have Chinese State Intelligence tracking your device & activities (archived)

Prevented marginalized users from showing up in feeds

2019-12-02 Adi Robertson: TikTok prevented disabled users’ videos from showing up in feeds (archived)

2019-12-04 Elena Botella: TikTok Admits It Suppressed Videos by Disabled, Queer, and Fat Creators (archived)

Locked out of account for political message

2019-11-26 Drew Harwell: A 17-year-old posted to TikTok about China’s detention camps. She was locked out of her account (archived)

Handles personal data non-transparently (and possibly illegally)

A Reddit user reverse engineered the app and described the information it collects:

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