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The U.S. Wants to Ban TikTok for the Sins of Every Social Media Company
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The U.S. Wants to Ban TikTok for the Sins of Every Social Media Company

The TikTok situation is an untenable mess. Banning it will further balkanize the internet.
‘Young Indian Method’ Teaches TikTok Spammers How to Hire and Control 'Third World Country Workers'
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‘Young Indian Method’ Teaches TikTok Spammers How to Hire and Control 'Third World Country Workers'

“Do not be scared to get rid of any indians slacking, wasting time, or offering poor quality within the team. Remember, these guys are easily replaceable. They are exactly like soldiers,” it says. 
Inside the World of TikTok Spammers and the AI Tools That Enable Them
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Inside the World of TikTok Spammers and the AI Tools That Enable Them

This is where AI generated formats, Minecraft splitscreens, Reddit stories, 'Would You Rather' videos, and deep sea story spam come from.
TikTok Literally Silences Cat Janice, Pop Star Who Died of Cancer, Because of Licensing Dispute
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TikTok Literally Silences Cat Janice, Pop Star Who Died of Cancer, Because of Licensing Dispute

The fallout of a TikTok licensing dispute with Universal Music Group is not just the loss of backing soundtracks, but things like Janice talking about her fight with cancer, over music that she herself created. 
Alibaba's 'Animate Anyone' Is Trained on Scraped Videos of Famous TikTokers
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Alibaba's 'Animate Anyone' Is Trained on Scraped Videos of Famous TikTokers

The new image-to-video model went viral this week because people saw potential to replace TikTok personalities, but ripping content creators' work is already baked into the tech.
TikTok Deletes 404 Media Video About The Guardian Deleting Bin Laden’s ‘Letter to America’
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TikTok Deletes 404 Media Video About The Guardian Deleting Bin Laden’s ‘Letter to America’

TikTok is moderating reporting and news about extremism in the exact same way that it moderates actual extremism.