How Frustration Over TikTok Has Mounted in Washington

National security concerns over the Chinese-owned viral video app remain unresolved. Lawmakers and regulators are increasingly pushing for action.

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On TikTok, Election Misinformation Thrives Ahead of Midterms

The fast-growing platform’s poor track record during recent voting abroad does not bode well for elections in the U.S., researchers said.

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‘Bama Rush’: The Sorority Drama Circling the University of Alabama

Paranoia about TikTok and rumors of a secret documentary swirl around sorority rush week at the University of Alabama.

#alabama, #colleges-and-universities, #fraternities-and-sororities, #tiktok-bytedance, #university-of-alabama

On TikTok, Knitting, Rapping and Promoting the Child Tax Credit

In an experiment with influencers, two young progressive strategists tapped apolitical accounts to promote policy-related content, focusing on reaching young voters of color.

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Snapchat Introduces Its First Parental Controls

The messaging app, which is popular with teenagers, has faced legal pressure to roll out tools so parents can keep an eye on their children’s social media activity.

#children-and-childhood, #computers-and-the-internet, #instagram-inc, #instant-messaging, #mobile-applications, #parenting, #snap-inc, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #youth, #youtube-com

How Changing One Law Could Protect Kids From Social Media

Raising the age requirement for social media use could empower parents.

#children-and-childhood, #childrens-online-privacy-protection-act, #computers-and-the-internet, #parenting, #privacy, #social-media, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #tiktok-bytedance, #united-states

A Stranger Filmed Her on the Train. TikTok Users Decided She Had Monkeypox.

With little government guidance on a fast-spreading virus, a new form of social-media vigilantism has emerged.

#brooklyn-nyc, #monkeypox, #social-media, #subways, #tiktok-bytedance, #tumors, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

Meta tweaks Facebook app to act more like TikTok.

An update will highlight a new Home tab that will serve content from people outside a user’s Facebook connections as well as from friends and family.

#computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #meta-platforms-inc, #mobile-applications, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #zuckerberg-mark-e

What It Means to Raise an American Girl Now

When straightforward progress no longer feels inevitable.

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Experts Warn Against ‘Herbal Abortion’ Remedies on TikTok

Amid the fear and confusion around abortion options across the country, some on social media have suggested taking herbs. But experts urge caution.

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Beach Bunny Is Building an Indie-Rock Career in a Time of TikTok

The singer-songwriter Lili Trifilio has had two songs connect — and get slightly misconstrued — on the app. With more ears on her band’s second album, what message will she deliver?

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On NBC’s ‘Dancing With Myself,’ TikTok-Like Dances Meet Network TV

“Dancing With Myself,” on NBC, shows the deep influence of the dance challenge on popular culture, even as its hold on TikTok has loosened.

#dancing, #dancing-with-myself-tv-program, #national-broadcasting-co, #shakira, #social-media, #television, #tiktok-bytedance

These TikTok Creators Are Fighting Health Myths

Meet the medical experts fighting bogus science, one “stitch” at a time.

#computers-and-the-internet, #doctors, #rumors-and-misinformation, #science-and-technology, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

F.C.C. Commissioner Pushes Apple and Google to Remove TikTok

Brendan Carr, a Republican member of the Federal Communications Commission, said he was concerned that the Chinese-owned app could provide Beijing with access to the data of Americans.

#computers-and-the-internet, #federal-communications-commission, #mobile-applications, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #united-states-politics-and-government

How Louis Theroux Became a ‘Jiggle Jiggle’ Sensation at Age 52

Decades into his career, the British American journalist has an unlikely TikTok hit that could be the song of the summer. “I am not trying to make it as a rapper,” he says.

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The TikTok Star and Political Chameleon Vying for Colombia’s Presidency

Rodolfo Hernández bills himself as a paragon of democracy and a successful businessman who cares for the poor. A trip to Bucaramanga, the mountain-fringed city where he built his empire, reveals a different picture.

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The ‘Girlboss’ Is Out. It’s Time to Embrace the ‘Bimbo.’

Can talking about how dumb and hot you are be a feminist act?

#social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #women-and-girls

A Single Image of Gun Violence Could Help Change Minds

Though grisly, showing what rifles do to people is a chance to finally shift the gun debate.

#depp-johnny, #firearms, #gun-control, #heard-amber, #internal-sub-only-nl, #photography, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

Their Solution to the Housing Crisis? Living With Strangers.

Thrown together by New York City’s brutal housing market, these roommates find a way to get by — even in close quarters.

#affordable-housing, #craigslist, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #roommates, #tiktok-bytedance

TikTok’s Amber Heard Hate Machine

Television turned the celebrity trial into a 24-hour tabloid spectacle. Social media made it into a sport.

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‘Old Gays’ Have Millions of Followers on TikTok. Why Retire?

“Grandfluencers” on TikTok are sharing a new vision for what it means to live meaningfully with age.

#elderly, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

TikTok Nuns Are Posting About Convent Life

Sisters are joining TikTok to offer a window into their cloistered experiences. “We’re not all grim old ladies reading the Bible,” one nun said.

#nuns, #tiktok-bytedance

There Is a TikTok Challenge We All Need to Face Up To

The social media platforms that hold and shape our attention need to be governed in the public interest.

#censorship, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

In the Philippines, a Flourishing Ecosystem for Political Lies

Supporters of Ferdinand Marcos Jr. are using live video to spread misinformation on social media. Voters have become inured to the situation, researchers fear.

#duterte-sara, #facebook-inc, #marcos-ferdinand-jr, #philippines, #politics-and-government, #robredo-leni, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #youtube-com

Obama Calls for More Oversight of Social Media in Speech at Stanford

Tech companies’ power has “turbocharged” political division and requires government scrutiny, the former president said in a speech at Stanford University.

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Gut Healing Is TikTok’s Latest Trend. Does It Work?

Despite what social media might have you believe, there is no overnight shortcut to better digestive health.

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Knicks Rookie Quentin Grimes Can’t Stop Scrolling, Either

A dolphin trend on TikTok made his name on the internet. Now Grimes, 21, is trying to make his mark at Madison Square Garden.

#basketball, #content-type-personal-profile, #grimes-quentin-2000, #new-york-knicks, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

How You’re Still Being Tracked on the Internet

Apple and Google are pushing privacy changes, but a shift in digital tracking is giving some platforms a bigger advertising advantage.

#advertising-and-marketing, #amazon-com-inc, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #instagram-inc, #meta-platforms-inc, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #pinterest, #small-business, #snap-inc, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

How ‘Unofficial Bridgerton Musical’ Beat Broadway at the Grammys

With their award for “The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical,” two musical theater newcomers won against veterans like Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Schwartz.

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How Instagram’s Algorithm Change Is Hurting Small Businesses

Instagram’s choice to prioritize videos over photos creates unforeseen costs for small companies, leaving many owners disheartened.

#beijing-bytedance-technology-co-ltd, #diaspora-co, #food, #instagram-inc, #meta-platforms-inc, #small-business, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

‘OK Doomer’ and the Climate Advocates Who Say It’s Not Too Late

A growing chorus of young people is focusing on climate solutions. “‘It’s too late’ means ‘I don’t have to do anything, and the responsibility is off me.’”

#air-pollution, #carbon-dioxide, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #millennial-generation, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #youth

How Candidates Are Using TikTok to Secure Younger Voters

Is the app the next frontier of political campaigning or just another place to burnish one’s image?

#markey-edward-j, #politics-and-government, #rubio-marco, #ryan-timothy-j-1973, #tiktok-bytedance, #trump-donald-j

On ‘S.N.L.,’ President Biden Seeks Help From TikTok Influencers

The episode, hosted by Zoë Kravitz, began with Biden briefing a group of creators about the war in Ukraine.

#kravitz-zoe, #rosalia-singer, #saturday-night-live-tv-program, #television, #tiktok-bytedance

My Parenting Philosophy? There’s No One-Size-Fits-All.

Packaged methods can’t prevent the frustrations of parenting.

#france, #internal-sub-only-nl, #lansbury-janet-1959, #parenting, #reddit-inc, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #toilet-training, #twitter

Russia, Blocked From the Global Internet, Plunges Into Digital Isolation

Russian authorities and multinational companies have erected a digital barricade between the country and the West, erasing the last remnants of independent information online.

#censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #enterprise-computing, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #mobile-applications, #netflix-inc, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #search-engines, #shutdowns-institutional, #social-media, #telephones-and-telecommunications, #tiktok-bytedance, #twitter, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #youtube-com

How the ‘Encanto’ Soundtrack Became a Smash

With its eighth week at No. 1 on Billboard’s album chart, the LP featuring songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda is a lesson in how fans drive hits from social media to streaming services.

#encanto-movie, #miranda-lin-manuel, #movies, #music, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #walt-disney-company, #we-dont-talk-about-bruno-song

TikTok Ukraine War Videos Raise Questions About Spread of Misinformation

The Chinese-owned video app is dealing with a flood of war videos and the question of whether it is spreading unverified information.

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States Investigate TikTok Over Potential Harms to Younger Users

The group is looking into the Chinese-owned video site for the harms it may pose to younger users.

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How Ukrainians Are Using Social Media to Speak Out About the War

Ukrainians take to social media, and taboos are tumbling as countries abandon neutrality and people abandon indifference to support their cause.

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A Surge of Unifying Moral Outrage Over Russia’s War

Ukrainians take to social media, and taboos are tumbling as countries abandon neutrality and people abandon indifference to support their cause.

#computers-and-the-internet, #defense-and-military-forces, #europe, #european-union, #facebook-inc, #meta-platforms-inc, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #scholz-olaf-1958, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #twitter, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zelensky-volodymyr

Dance Class Is in Session: Flail, Get Weird, Unlock Yourself

With collaborators like Miranda July and Evan Rachel Wood, Angela Trimbur stands out among social-media-savvy choreographers whose accessible movement found audiences during the pandemic.

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TikTok Star Ava Majury Discovers the Dark Side of Fame

Their daughter’s online venture plunged a Florida family into a nightmare, but they decided not to pull the plug.

#facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #meta-platforms-inc, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #social-media, #stalking-crime, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #tiktok-bytedance

Dance, I Said — Dance! And Leave the Package on the Porch.

The combination of next-day delivery, Ring surveillance footage and TikTok has put a spotlight on Amazon drivers. But it’s also created a new main character: the package itself.

#amazon-com-inc, #audio-neutral-immersive, #audio-neutral-informative, #delivery-services, #ring-inc, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

Vaseline, a Staple of Grandma’s Medicine Cabinet, Gets Hot on TikTok

People have coated their faces in Vaseline for decades, but a TikTok trend with a catchy name (“slugging,” anyone?) has introduced the skin-protecting petroleum jelly to new users, baffling some longtime devotees.

#cosmetics-and-toiletries, #millennial-generation, #skin, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #unilever-nv, #united-states, #vaseline

Meta plunges and sets off Wall Street’s worst drop in nearly a year.

Shares of Meta, the parent company of Facebook, fell more than 26 percent, a loss that wiped more than $230 billion off its market value.

#company-reports, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #meta-platforms-inc, #mobile-applications, #pinterest, #rogan-joe, #snap-inc, #social-media, #stocks-and-bonds, #tiktok-bytedance, #twitter, #united-states-economy, #zuckerberg-mark-e

Can Hugo Boss Actually Be Cool?

The brand built by selling Wall Street suits is trying to reinvent itself for the post-office age.

#advertising-and-marketing, #fashion-and-apparel, #generation-z, #hugo-boss-ag, #shopping-and-retail, #social-media, #suits-apparel, #tiktok-bytedance, #your-feed-fashion

The Narcotic Pleasures of #Cleantok

Why is it so calming to watch someone organizing a fridge?

#amazon-com-inc, #instagram-inc, #internal-sub-only-nl, #kondo-marie, #parenting, #tiktok-bytedance, #walmart-stores-inc

Why Not Copy YouTube’s Good Idea?

Online creators make the content that entertains and informs us, and they want to share in the riches.

#computers-and-the-internet, #internal-sub-only-nl, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

How Big Sports Leagues Are Trying to Woo the Gamer Generation

Here’s what sports marketers are doing to win back a lost generation and save the future of fandom.

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How Big Can a TikTok Duet Get?

The singer-songwriter Sadie Jean performed a lovelorn track and left room for a response. Lil Yachty took the bait. But their duet isn’t the track available for streaming.

#jean-sadie, #lil-yachty-rapper, #pop-and-rock-music, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #wyd-now-song