Tuesday, May. 14, 2024

Eight TikTok content creators sued the U.S. government on Tuesday, issuing another challenge to the new federal law that would ban the popular social media platform nationwide if its China-based parent company doesn't sell its stakes within a year.

Attorneys for the creators argue in the...

Tuesday, May. 7, 2024

TikTok and its Chinese parent company ByteDance are suing the U.S. over a law that would ban the popular video-sharing app unless it's sold to another company, arguing that it relies on vaguely painting it as a threat to national security to get around the First Amendment.

The widely...

Monday, Apr. 29, 2024

Adult U.S. TikTok users spend an average of 54 minutes on the app on any given day, more than Instagram, Snapchat or YouTube, according to research firm eMarketer. If TikTok were to disappear, those platforms — along with younger, smaller emerging rivals — would be scrambling for those valuable...

Thursday, Apr. 25, 2024

Legislation forcing TikTok's parent company to sell the video-sharing platform or face a ban in the U.S. received President Joe Biden's official signoff Wednesday. But the newly minted law could be in for an uphill battle in court.

Critics of the sell-or-be-banned ultimatum argue it...

Thursday, Apr. 25, 2024

When President Joe Biden showed off his putting during a campaign stop at a public golf course in Michigan last month, the moment was captured on TikTok.

Forced inside by a rainstorm, he competed with 13-year-old Hurley "HJ" Coleman IV to make putts on a practice mat. The Coleman family...

Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2024

The Senate passed legislation Tuesday that would force TikTok's China-based parent company to sell the social media platform under the threat of a ban, a contentious move by U.S. lawmakers that's expected to face legal challenges and disrupt the lives of content creators who rely on the short-...

Saturday, Apr. 20, 2024

The House passed legislation Saturday that would ban TikTok in the United States if the popular social media platform's China-based owner doesn't sell its stake within a year, but don't expect the app to go away anytime soon.

The decision by House Republicans to include TikTok as part of...

Monday, Mar. 25, 2024

If content creators and corporate executives made TikTok videos about the platform's possible U.S. demise, disco diva Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" could supply the soundtrack.

Sure, businesses that built strategies around TikTok and promote products there would prefer not to seek...

Monday, Mar. 25, 2024

The young voices in the messages left for North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis were laughing, but the words were ominous.

"OK, listen, if you ban TikTok I will find you and shoot you," one said, giggling and talking over other young voices in the background. "I'll shoot you and find you and...

Monday, Mar. 18, 2024

It seems like a bizarre mishmash: A former Trump cabinet official is saying he wants to buy TikTok just days after leading a group that pumped $1 billion into a beaten-down bank. But it all actually fits in with the complicated career of Steven Mnuchin.

The man who served as former...

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