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Lawsuit: TikTok Content Moderation Duties Cause PTSD

Candie Frazier, a content moderator for Chinese-owned social media giant TikTok, which recently surpassed Google to become the most visited website in the world, is suing the company, alleging that it did not provide a safe workplace environment and gave her Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

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Report: TikTok Insiders Say Communist China Still Controls Direction of Company

A recent report states that despite supposed efforts to distance itself from its communist China, TikTok insiders claim that the final say for the platform often comes from parent company ByteDance in Beijing. One former staffer reportedly told Business Insider that: “It’s that feeling a little bit in the US where you’re sort of helpless to a lot of the decisions that are made out of China.”

People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers participate in a ceremony at the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall on the second annual national day of remembrance to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the massacre in Nanjing on December 13, 2017. Sirens blared and thousands of doves were released as Chinese President Xi Jinping …

TikTok to Pay $92M to Settle Lawsuits over User Privacy

The Chinese-owned social media app TikTok has reportedly agreed to pay $92 million to settle dozens of lawsuits alleging that the app harvested personal data from users without consent and shared the data with third-parties, including some in China. Experts are calling it one of the largest privacy-related payouts in history.

A teenager presents a smartphone with the logo of Chinese social network Tik Tok, on January 21, 2021 in Nantes, western France. (Photo by LOIC VENANCE / AFP) (Photo by LOIC VENANCE/AFP via Getty Images)

Chinese State Media Call TikTok Deal ‘Highway Robbery’

Last week, Chinese Communist state media were hailing a prospective deal between Chinese company ByteDance, Oracle, and Walmart for control of the TikTok social media platform as a huge win for ByteDance and China, and a crushing defeat for President Donald Trump — The terms of the deal, however, changed a little over the ensuing week, prompting Chinese media to denounce it as “highway robbery” on Friday.

President Donald Trump gave TikTok six weeks to sell its US operations

Trump Approves TikTok Deal that Maintains Chinese Ownership

President Trump has approved a deal that would create a partnership between the Chinese app TikTok and Oracle and Walmart to manage TikTok’s operation in America. TikTok’s Chinese parent, ByteDance, will own a majority share of the company and maintain ownership of TikTok’s all-important algorithms. 

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Report: President Trump to Block U.S. Downloads of TikTok by Sunday

A recent report by Reuters claims that the U.S. Commerce Department plans to block downloads of the Chinese-owned apps TikTok and WeChat in the United States by Sunday, September 20. This claim, made by three sources, could indicate the Trump White House is not satisfied by the Oracle deal to be a “trusted” partner for TikTok’s Chinese owner, ByteDance.

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Oracle Promises to Review TikTok Source Code for Chinese Spying

As Silicon Valley giant Oracle faces backlash over its recent deal with Chinese company ByteDance to enter a partnership with TikTok, the company has promised to review the video-sharing app’s source code and software to ensure that there are no software backdoors that could be accessed by the Chinese government.

Larry Ellison, Chairman of Oracle

Chinese State Media Hail TikTok-Oracle Partnership Proposal

Chinese state media praised the proposed deal between TikTok creators ByteDance and Oracle Corporation on Tuesday, with the Communist Party’s Global Times saluting it as recognition for “the hard-won efforts of the Chinese company amid a lack of trust between the world’s two largest economies.”

President Donald Trump gave TikTok six weeks to sell its US operations

Report: Oracle Beats Microsoft in Bid for TikTok

Oracle has won the bidding to take over the U.S. operations of the Chinese-owned social media app TikTok, beating out Microsoft in a deal to allow the platform to continue operating in the United States. According to some sources familiar with the deal, it is closer to a “partnership” than an outright acquisition.

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Oracle Enters the Fight to Buy TikTok

Tech giant Oracle, considered Google’s arch-enemy in Silicon Valley, has reportedly joined the race to purchase the U.S. operations of the Chinese-owned app TikTok. Microsoft had previously announced plans to negotiate a purchase of the social media company.

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China-Owned TikTok Names Disney Exec as CEO

TikTok, the Chinese-owned social media platform that has reached massive popularity with American teens, has poached from the upper ranks of the Walt Disney Company to find its new CEO.

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