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Tiktok Creates New Site to Fight Misinformation

TikTok unveiled a new campaign to fight back the Trump administration. The website, tiktokus.info, is separate from the main site of the firm, tiktokus.com.

ByteDance, Tiktok’s parent company, aims to counter several allegations. Trump administration claimed that TikTok is a tool that Beijing can use to spy on American people. It added the social networking platform poses a danger to U.S. national security.

The new website, tiktokus.info, collected various statements of the organization, news reports, “expert views,” FAQs and other tools in one destination.

“[W]e neither support nor stand for the spread of misinformation on our platform, or about our platform,” TikTok said in its announcement

What did TikTok say in its “misinformation” site?

The new site brings to light the previous points made by TikTok regarding its privacy practices.

TikTok said they’re not available in China. “Its U.S. user data is stored in Virginia with a backup in Singapore and strict controls on employee access,” it said. The website clarfied TikTok “never provided” any U.S. user data to the Chinese Government.

TikTok and its U.S. employees plan to take Trump’s administration to court in separate lawsuits over his order. Both sides claimed the ban is unconstitutional.

Throughout the latest knowledge center, TikTok continues to handle the US consumer data in their office in Virginia. In addition, ByteDance said it also have a backup data center in Singapore.

TikTok’s take on Microsoft, Twitter’s bid

The video-sharing social networking service said Microsoft is the “only U.S. technology stalwart.” The tech giant has the “treasure chest, infrastructure and distribution to get a deal like that done in [TikTok’s] opinion, as financial buyers.” 

TikTok added social media players like Twitter aren’t viable options. These factors are provided, given the complex Rubik’s Cube political background and high price tag.

Last week, President Donald Trump ordered ByteDance to withdraw its assets from the United States. An executive order claimed that TikTok “captures vast swaths of [data information].” These include getting “location data and browsing and search history.”

The White House also argues that the app might allow “China to monitor federal employees and contractors’ addresses, create ransom personal information databases, and conduct corporate surveillance.”

Is having a separate political page required?

Having a dedicated page to alleviate the official stance of an organization on a subject has become a more popular strategy. Regulators across the globe are more involved in the operation of the software sector. Apple launched a website to defend itself from U.S. antitrust complaints. Google even co-opted its main Search page to lobby against a change to Australia’s law that forces the tech giant to share ad revenue with media companies.

But the new website is not the only way in which TikTok has fought back to retain its place in the market. The business also plans to challenge a lawsuit against the administation. It would be testing if the ban is constitutional. Plus, U.S. TikTok employees are planning their own legal challenge to the ban. All these information will hit the new website soon. It would someday cause a wager on social media, too.

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