Why Starting to Discover TikTok is the Key to Hillary 2016

One of the defining phenomena of the present times reshaping the world, as we know it, is the worldwide accessibility to the net. This phenomenon has not only yielded explosive growth in social media and digital technology awareness but has also created a wide variety of new tools for potentially easy manipulation and diversion for political gain. However, Big Tech’s monopolization over digitized activity does add an interesting dimension to our present-day socio-political scenarios globally – especially in America!

TikTok and devotees of Korean popular music once swelling participation at a not exactly full field at U.S. President Donald Trump’s first political meet in quite a while, held in Tulsa, Okla. In Canada, the Globe and Mail reported this on JUNE 21, 2020 Trump’s team later denied TikTokkers had anything to do with the lackluster turnout for the rally, but it did speak to the possibility that, in 2022, TikTok may hold the key to the future in its hands, compared to Meta, who just laid off 11,000 employees as the company grapples trying to render its notion of the metaverse, and Twitter, where CEO Elon Musk notoriously laid off or pressured to quit several thousand employees.

 J. Clement, Sep 4, 2019 One of the defining phenomena of the present times reshaping the world as we know it, is the worldwide accessibility to the internet. The lovechild of the World Wide Web is social media, which comes in many forms, including blogs, forums, business networks, photo-sharing platforms, social gaming, microblogs, chat apps, and last but not least social networks. In 2019, the global social penetration rate reached 45 percent, with East Asia and North America both having the highest penetration rate at 70 percent, followed by Northern Europe at 67 percent.

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Social media and data privacy are perhaps incompatible, but it was clear right from the first few videos I enjoyed on TikTok that new opportunities were being created. Could you call it the new grassroots of the Internet? I don’t know if that is an accurate description, yet that is the sort of impression I got from my first experiences with the app.

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Remember the election denial when Cambridge Analytica was implicated in shady election returns in the race for the US Presidency? 19 Mar 2019 Julia Carrie Wong revisited the story. “After nearly a year of its critics demanding that it respect users’ privacy, here was Facebook saying: ‘Fine, the privacy you shall have.'”

Both a hit to the public impression of Facebook’s reliability and the validity of Donald Trump’s administration, I thought to ask what was going on with TikTok four years ago.

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The initial release of TikTok was in September 2016. By 2020, TikTok had been downloaded more than 130 million times in the United States, and 2 billion times worldwide —https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TikTok

TikTok outperformed Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram to become the world’s most downloaded iOS application. “The biggest trend in Chinese social media is dying, and another has already taken its place,” CNBC said. –Tue, Sep 18, 2018

The Internet in China was altered, and there is an evident issue of whether determined weights are adding to control at TikTok. At the point when the Cambridge Analytica embarrassment started to require that web-based media be inspected and maintained, it made sense that TikTok could by and by be under a similar kind of increasingly unavoidable restriction. Even so, we know today that TikTok has American governing bodies asking if they should be mad at it.

I don’t think we even witnessed what might have gone on next had Trump won a second term. The calculations behind closed doors about how Facebook could potentially further manipulate the American people were rendered unnecessary by Trump’s defeat. I am really still kind of a proud creator on Facebook and respect the firm.

Now today it is being discussed what Elon Musk has presented about his own Twitter’s suppression of information in 2020, and again it seems that Twitter is far from blameless, and Big Tech is always treated with suspicion.

TikTok is home to countless videos, so it wouldn’t be shocking if the government unrooted difficult censorship issues. Canada’s heritage minister Pablo Rodriguez finally said that plans for government controls for Canadian users on both TikTok and YouTube were summarized out of context. I think it would be awful if problems similar to the Cambridge Analytica meddling repeated themselves on TikTok or anywhere else, such that those kinds of nefarious difficulties lead to regulations of social media everywhere.

If 2030 sees social media dead and buried, that’s some of the best opportunities and liberties on the Internet fallen by the wayside.

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