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TikTok: Should we trust the Chinese social-media video app?

TikTok: Should we trust the Chinese social-media video app?

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  1. Handy Hint: Do not trust any social media app of any description. If it’s free, the personal data of you and everyone you know is the price. China will be no more rapacious and devious than, say, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Snapchat, Instagram, etc. Asking this question in that manner is racist. Typical BBC.

  2. Beep boop, I’m a bot. It looks like OP posted a Google AMP link. Google AMP pages often load faster, but AMP is a [major threat to the Open Web](https://www.socpub.com/articles/chris-graham-why-google-amp-threat-open-web-15847) and [your privacy](https://www.reddit.com/r/AmputatorBot/comments/c88zm3/why_did_i_build_amputatorbot).

    You might want to visit **the normal page** instead: **https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-50319690**.


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  3. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/technology-50319690?) reduced by 91%. (I’m a bot)
    > TikTok is thought to have about half a billion active users worldwide, with a large percentage in their teens or early 20s. The short-form video app has become a fertile birthing ground for memes, many of them music-related.

    > Grindr, the gay dating app acquired by the Chinese company Kulun, represents a cautionary tale for TikTok.

    > "We do have an active investigation into TikTok right now, so you can watch that space," the regulator told MPs. TikTok and Apple decline to testify over China.

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  4. No more or less than we should trust any other app.

  5. should we trust amp links? …. No.

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