The social media platform TikTok is gaining popularity across the internet, but also raising privacy and national security concerns.
TikTok is a service that allows users to share videos ranging from a few seconds to a minute with each other. Like many such platforms, it has a dedicated app. But it has one crucial difference. David Gunkel, professor of media studies at Northern Illinois University, explained:
“It was really the first Chinese app to gain international saturation and be adopted worldwide," he said, "and as a result it caught attention of a lot of people.”