TikTokkers took credit for undermining the Trump rally in Tulsa this month. While Trump’s team denied TikTokkers had anything to do with the lacklustre turnout for the rally, it does speak to the possibility that Big Tech may hold the key to the future in its encrypted austere cyber hands.
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.https://www.statista.com/topics/1164/social-networks/
I do worry about privacy, which everybody should worry about, but it was clear from the first few videos I enjoyed on TikTok that a new door had opened. 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.
The real threat to western democracy isn’t Russia, Facebook or Cambridge Analytica. It’s us. Because so-called “cyber meddling” only works if a nation’s population has zero media literacy skills. 😮 No one is “hijacking” our democracy. We’d already abandoned it.
— dave meslin (@meslin) February 12, 2019
Remember the election denial when Cambridge Analytica was implicated in shady election returns in the race for the US Presidency? 23RD JUNE Verdict revisited the story. “Over the Cambridge Analytica affair, Silicon Valley was mute, leaving Facebook to answer the awkward questions,” Verdict reported (aren’t Big Tech affairs always awkward?)
When this came to light, it was a scandal.
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 Tik Tok four years ago. It jumped out at me to check it out.
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. Live streaming was no longer the most significant thing going on. “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 Tik Tok could by and by be under a similar kind of increasingly unavoidable restriction, superficially so that there aren’t additional issues similar to what happened at Facebook in 2016.
TikTok is home to countless videos, so it wouldn’t be shocking if the government unrooted censorship issues. I think it would be awful if problems similar to the Cambridge Analytica meddling repeated themselves on TikTok or anywhere else, such that that kind of nefarious difficulties led to regulations of social media everywhere.
Verdict characterizes the result as a “stronger and more committed demonstration of support” by Big Tech. If the decade ahead sees social media get dead and buried, that’s some of the best opportunities on the Internet falling by the wayside.
TikTok has altered my impression of videos beginning with a couple of them shot by my sister and her better half.