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Pakistan lifts TikTok ban after pledge on 'indecent' content

Islamabad - Pakistan said Monday it would lift a recent ban on the video-sharing app TikTok after assurances that "immoral" content would be blocked.

Pakistan bans TikTok over 'immoral content'

Islamabad - Pakistan on Friday banned the wildly popular video sharing app TikTok, as authorities press their clampdown on "immoral" content.

AFP launches fact-checking programme with TikTok

Paris - AFP announced Thursday the launch of a new fact-checking initiative with TikTok to combat the spread of misinformation over the short-form viral video app.

China says US 'abusing power' by squeezing TikTok

Bejing - Beijing on Monday accused the Trump administration of abusing "national power" by trying to ban TikTok, as a federal court gave the video app's US operations a stay of execution.

TikTok gets reprieve as judge halts Trump download ban

Washington - TikTok won a last-minute reprieve late Sunday as a US federal judge halted enforcement of a politically charged ban ordered by the Trump administration on downloads of the popular video app, hours before it was set to take effect.

US judge suspends Trump ban on TikTok downloads

Washington - A US federal judge late Sunday halted a politically charged ban ordered by the Trump administration on downloads of the popular video app TikTok, hours before it was to go into effect.

TikTok urges US court order to block Trump ban

Washington - A federal judge Thursday urged the Trump administration to consider delaying a ban on new downloads of the popular video app TikTok and hinted he might block the government's order set to take effect on Sunday.

TikTok argues for US court order to block Trump ban

San Francisco - A federal judge Thursday urged the Trump administration to consider delaying a ban on new downloads of the popular video app TikTok and hinted he might block the government's order set to take effect on Sunday.

TikTok deal aims to thread needle on US, China demands

Washington - A fragile deal to put the popular video app TikTok in American control appeared in jeopardy Monday amid disagreement on the ownership structure and Chinese involvement.

Trump vows to block any TikTok deal that allows Chinese control

Washington - A deal to restructure ownership of the popular video app TikTok was thrown into doubt Monday when President Donald Trump vowed to block any deal that allows its Chinese parent firm to retain any control.

China launches sanctions regime after US moves on TikTok, WeChat

Shanghai - China on Saturday launched a mechanism that would allow it to sanction foreign companies, upping the ante in a tech war with the United States a day after Washington moved to curb popular Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat.

US to ban TikTok downloads, WeChat use from Sunday

Washington - The United States on Friday ordered a ban on downloads of popular Chinese-owned video app TikTok and use of the messaging and payment platform WeChat, saying they threaten national security.

Oracle 'very close' to deal on TikTok: Trump

Washington - Silicon Valley tech giant Oracle is "very close" to sealing a deal to become the US partner to Chinese-owned video app TikTok to avert a ban in the United States, President Donald Trump said Tuesday.

US government receives Oracle bid for TikTok

Washington - US officials were to consider a bid by tech giant Oracle to become an American partner to the Chinese-owned TikTok video app after it was designated a national security risk.

TikTok rejects Microsoft offer, Oracle sole remaining bidder

New York - American tech giant Microsoft said Sunday its offer to buy TikTok was rejected, leaving Oracle as the sole remaining bidder ahead of the imminent deadline for the Chinese-owned video app to sell or shut down its US operations.

ByteDance in talks with US to avoid selling TikTok: report

San Francisco - Chinese internet giant ByteDance is in talks with the US about ways it might avoid having to sell its TikTok operations here, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

Jonah Prill announces breakthrough country single 'Friday Night'

Rising country artist and TikTok star Jonah Prill announces his breakthrough country single "Friday Night." Digital Journal has the scoop.

TikTok owner says will abide by new Chinese export rules

Bejing - The owner of popular video app TikTok said Sunday it will "strictly abide" by China's new export rules, which could potentially complicate a sale of the business as demanded by US President Donald Trump.

TikTok chief Kevin Mayer quits company

Los Angeles - TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer said Wednesday he has quit the company as tensions soar between Washington and Beijing over the Chinese-owned video platform.

Auschwitz museum calls TikTok Holocaust videos 'hurtful'

Warsaw - The Auschwitz museum on Wednesday called a new trend for users of video-sharing platform TikTok to role-play Holocaust victims "hurtful and offensive," but added that it did not want to shame young people involved.

Jonah Prill talks 'Friday Night' single, digital age, and TikTok Special

Renowned Instagram and TikTok sensation Jonah Prill chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about his debut country single "Friday Night."

TikTok says to sue over Trump crackdown

New York - Video app TikTok said Saturday it will challenge in court a Trump administration crackdown on the popular Chinese-owned platform, which Washington accuses of being a national security threat.

TikTok pulls 380,000 videos in US for hate content

San Francisco - TikTok on Thursday said it has removed more than 380,000 videos in the US this year as part of a part of a mission to "eliminate hate" on the platform.

China blasts US 'digital gunboat diplomacy' over TikTok

Bejing - China on Monday slammed Washington for using "digital gunboat diplomacy" after US President Donald Trump ordered TikTok's Chinese owner ByteDance to sell its interest in the Musical.ly app it bought and merged with TikTok.

Trump's attempt to ban TikTok will increase its popularity Special

President Donald Trump's attempts to ban the Chinese run TikTok social media service are likely to make the service more popular, according to a leading analyst. We unpick the reasons. One reason is because there's nothing to rival the platform.

US will ban TikTok if it does not sell its US operations

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said during a CNBC interview that the Trump administration has decided that the Chinese internet app TikTok cannot continue operating as it does now collecting data on Americans.

Chinese WeChat users fear being cut off from US friends

Bejing - A US ban on the WeChat messaging platform could cut lines of communication between friends in China and America and force people to switch to a replacement, social media users said on Friday.

US slaps sanctions on Hong Kong leader in new offensive on China

Washington - The United States slapped sanctions Friday on Hong Kong's leader after effectively forcing Chinese internet giants TikTok and WeChat to end all US operations in a twin diplomatic-commercial offensive set to grow ahead of US elections.

Instagram adds video clips in challenge to TikTok

San Francisco - Instagram on Wednesday added a new short-form video feature to the image-focused platform in a direct challenge to TikTok, which is in the crosshairs of US President Donald Trump.

TikTok under scrutiny around the world over data security concerns

Bejing - China accused the United States on Tuesday of "bullying" over popular video app TikTok, after President Donald Trump ramped up pressure for its US operations to be sold to an American company.
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