So infuriating TikTokers are fuming over potential ban

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  • But in this week’s news cycle, they’re front-and-center (literally — they sat right behind the TikTok CEO as he testified).“I think it’s really concerning that a government is considering removing American citizens from the global conversation on an app as robust as TikTok,” Spehar told TechCrunch.
  • Project Texas would also create a subsidiary of the company called the TikTok U.S. Data Security Inc., which plans to oversee any aspect of TikTok involving national security.TikTok hearing thoughts.
  • She said that she met other TikTokers on the trip who used the app to gain traction for their small businesses.She too found an audience on TikTok that she wasn’t able to build elsewhere, after struggling to grow a following on Instagram.
  • They planned to use the location information to determine if the reporters had crossed paths with any ByteDance employees who may have leaked information to the press.Still, TikTokers point to the distinction between sharing data with a private Chinese company and the Chinese government.
  • “The only thing that makes sense is that it’s literally only about the fact that the company is based in China.”There is still no evidence that TikTok has shared data with the Chinese government.
  • “To utilize misinformation that I’ve written about so much and tried to debunk, and to see it used against TikTok was just so infuriating.”Richards does acknowledge that TikTok’s best feature is also its worst: Anything can go viral.
In the aftermath of TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chews brutal five hour Congressional hearing on Thursday, TikToker and disinformation researcher Abbie Richards summed up what so many creators were thinking [+9330 chars]