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YouTube rolls out TikTok rival Shorts on TV globally
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The updated YouTube smart TV app will now let users see the popular vertical videos in an optimised experience. "Coming soon to a TV near you   Shorts! Starting today, viewers will be able to enjoy these bright bursts of video (60 seconds or less) on the big screen at home," the company said in a statement late on Monday.
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TikTok tells European users its staff in China can access their data
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The Chinese-owned social video app TikTok is updating its privacy policy to confirm that staff in countries, including China, are allowed to access user data to ensure their experience of the platform is "consistent, enjoyable and safe", The Guardian reported.
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Filmmaker blames TikTok for allowing abusive comments in video
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According to a report by BBC, the two-minute video was uploaded from an account with about 1,700 followers, that has been viewed more than 1.2 million times. The filmmaker said that "she believes TikTok's algorithms are driving more hate towards the film." Meanwhile, TikTok said, "misogyny was prohibited on the platform".
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TikTok denies it can use location information to track US users
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As per the report, other allegations include that the monitoring is carried out by ByteDance Internal Audit and Risk Control department whose leader reports directly to the CEO. The department primarily conducts investigations into misconduct by employees but it also planned on an occasion to collect location data about a U.S. citizen who never worked at the company.
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TikTok rolls out enhances creation, editing tools in US
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TikTok said that the new editing tools will empower users to enjoy more creative freedom, share richer stories, and bring their content ideas to life across formats. "To expand what's possible with content on TikTok, we've introduced a range of enhanced creation and editing tools," the company wrote in a blogpost.
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Meta shuts Bulletin newsletter, refocuses on algorithm to take on TikTok
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Meta said it will refocus resources from Bulletin to work on its discovery algorithm, that the company is building to take on Chinese short-form video TikTok. In June 2021, the company launched Bulletin, a set of publishing and subscription tools to support creators in the US.
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TikTok rolls out comment dislike button for all users globally
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TikTok began testing the feature back in April to help people identify comments they believe to be irrelevant or inappropriate. "After some testing, we're releasing it globally. The total number of dislikes a comment has will not be shown and people can take back their feedback by tapping again whenever they like," the company said in a statement.
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TikTok to ban all political fundraising on its platform
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TikTok said that it has long prohibited political advertising, including both paid ads on the platform and creators being paid directly to make branded content. Over the coming weeks, TikTok will be changing its policies to also "disallow solicitation for campaign fundraising".
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TikTok sees significant growth in daily news consumption on its platform
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This TikTok rise in the daily news source business comes as other big social media platforms see decline in regular news consumption on their platforms.
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