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Technology TikTok’s global social media takeover is starting to slow down

02:05  05 november  2019
02:05  05 november  2019 Source:   theverge.com

TikTok opts out of paid political advertising entirely

  TikTok opts out of paid political advertising entirely While other social networks grapple with complex issues of political speech, growing video platform TikTokhas decided not to allow political ads of any kind. We'll have to see how that ban works in practice, as the company's list of disallowed material includes "paid ads that promote or oppose a candidate, current leader, political party or group, or issue at the federal, state, or local level – including election-related ads, advocacy ads, or issue ads."The Beijing-based app said in a statement that "the nature" of political ads don't fit its experience.

TikTok , the explosively popular Chinese social media platform, may be approaching the upper limits of its global popularity. According to new data from mobile analytics firm SensorTower, TikTok just experienced its first ever growth TikTok ’ s takeover of social media looks like it’s slowing down .

TikTok has none of that . Instead, it’s that rarest of internet creatures: a place where people can let down their guards TikTok ’ s global head of marketing, Stefan Heinrich, said in a statement that the company’s mission was to Despite TikTok ’ s teens-only vibe, some adults have started to trickle on.

TikTok, the explosively popular Chinese social media platform, may be approaching the upper limits of its global popularity. The platform launched in 2016 as a lip-syncing app called Musical.ly before being acquired by ByteDance, now the world’s most valuable startup. Following an international launch in 2017 and an official rebranding, TikTok has since expanded into a unique hybrid somewhere between Vine and YouTube that’s captured the cultural zeitgeist among teenage smartphone owners in unprecedented fashion.

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In the two and a half years since it launched outside China, TikTok has seen astounding growth, adding more than 500 million users so far this year and closing in on 1.5 billion users in total. But according to new data from mobile analytics firm SensorTower, TikTok just experienced its first ever growth slowdown on a quarterly basis.

TikTok turns its back on political ads

  TikTok turns its back on political ads Youth-friendly TikTok on Friday said it won't allow political ads because they would clash with the "light-hearted" feeling at the social network where people share playful video snippets. TikTok, which is owned by Chinese firm ByteDance, is dabbling with paid advertising at the service, which has proven a hit with teenagers, vice president of global business solutions Blake Chandlee said in an online post. "We're intent on always staying true to why users uniquely love the TikTok platform itself: for the app's light-hearted and irreverent feeling that makes it such a fun place to spend time," Chandlee said.

TikTok is a media app for creating and sharing short videos. It's just these social media apps Twitter, WhatsApp or Facebook which are facing problems I guess. TikTok ' s rapid rise has turned heads among global tech companies. All these big tech should stop threatening the new guys.

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TikTok’s takeover of social media looks like it’s slowing down

The number of first-time downloads in the quarter that ended September 30th came in at 177 million, a four percent decline from this time a year ago. That drop in user growth may be related to a pullback in Facebook ad spending, Bloomberg reports. TikTok has gained a bulk of its new users in the US by advertising itself using app install ads on Facebook, but it’s not spending as much as it once did. The growth of its US user base has slowed dramatically as a result.

While TikTok remains a global phenomenon, slowing user growth on top of mounting challenges from lawmakers and criticism from competitors, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, may prove to be roadblocks in ByteDance’s continued takeover of the social media landscape.

TikTok removes two dozen ISIS propaganda accounts

  TikTok removes two dozen ISIS propaganda accounts The accounts shared Islamic State anthems and footage of fightersIt’s not clear how big a presence ISIS has on TikTok. Terrorist propaganda is a perennial issue for social media platforms. Companies like Facebook and Google share a database of known terrorist imagery that can be automatically removed when it’s detected online. They’ve also faced (and won) several lawsuits for allowing it even temporarily on their platforms. Facebook said in September that it removed more than 26 million pieces of global terrorist propaganda over the past two years.

TikTok is an iOS and Android social media video app for creating and sharing short lip-sync, comedy, and talent videos. The app was launched in 2017 by Chinese developer ByteDance

A social media takeover is when you grant posting privileges to a person of interest, like an influencer, expert, or professional. There are many reasons to host social media takeover . They can help you increase awareness of your brand, open up new audiences, engage your current followers, and more.

US politicians have been sharply critical of the company over concerns with how it handles user data, as well as for its alleged censorship of political content related to the ongoing Hong Kong protests and other issues deemed sensitive by the Chinese government. (TikTok denies that it censors content on behalf of Beijing.) The company now faces a US national security review, and just today it declined an offer to testify as part of a Senate Judiciary hearing on the tech industry’s ties to China.

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