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How to Change Your TikTok Name

TikTok is like many other social networks in that everyone essentially has two names—a username and a name. You’re not stuck with the name you entered during the initial sign-up. We’ll show you how to change it. What’s the difference between a username and a name? The username is the one with the “@” symbol…

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TikTok is scary good. It’s digital crack

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TikTok doesn’t make you laugh. It’s serious

“WHEN YOU gaze into TikTok, TikTok gazes into you,” wrote Eugene Wei, a tech blogger, in 2020, explaining the almost clairvoyant nature of TikTok. What the algorithm sees as it gazes into your columnist, a neophyte user, is anyone’s guess: a random feed delivers tips on how to design a ball gown, someone barking at…

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WarTok: TikTok feeds war disinformation to new customers within minutes

Welcome back to NewsGuard’s Misinformation Monitor, the newsletter tracking misinformation with exclusive data from six countries. Sign up to get the Misinformation Monitor in your inbox or download NewsGuard for your browser.TikTok is feeding false and misleading content about the war in Ukraine to users within 40 minutes of their signing up to the app,…

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How to Stitch TikTok

TikTok offers a bunch of different ways to watch and create videos. One of the most popular things to do is “Stitch” with other people. It’s easy to do, but not always available. We’ll show you how it works. What Is Stitch on TikTok? First, let’s talk about what “Stitch” actually means on TikTok. If…


What is the best time to post on TikTok

Small business owners are increasingly using TikTok to promote their products or services. Why shouldn’t they? This ever-popular social media platform has been downloaded more than 1.5 billion times. If you’re thinking about using TikTok for business, just creating a TikTok account and posting videos at random won’t make the cut. You should also know…


How to Go Live on TikTok

DANIEL CONSTANTE/Shutterstock.comLooking for a new way to engage your TikTok followers? Though the social media platform is primarily used to share videos, going live allows you to transmit real-time audio and video. Here’s what you need to know to get started. About Going Live on TikTok If you’re thinking about going live on TikTok, there…

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Russian TikTok creators were reportedly paid to share propaganda

The White House isn’t the only one trying to steer discussion of Ukraine on TikTok. Vice News has discovered that Russian TikTok influencers are reportedly being paid to share videos promoting the Putin government’s narrative surrounding the invasion. An anonymous operator in a Telegram channel has been telling creators what and when to post, what…

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TikTok closes on a new deal to store US user data in America, inaccessible by Chinese groups

After a failed push to force TikTok into US ownership by the Trump Administration in 2020, the platform is now close to re-aligning its internal storage to ensure that data from US citizens is not accessible by China-based groups. According to Reuters, TikTok is nearing a deal for Oracle to store its US user information,…

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TikTok launches a new ‘SoundOn” program to support independent musicians

TikTok’s looking to provide more direct support for unsigned musicians, and help them boost their presence, with a new initiative called SoundOn, which will enable any musician to upload and license their tracks for use on TikTok and its partner music streaming platform Resso. As explained by TikTok: “[SoundOn] allows artists to upload their music…