TikTok introduces new features for users in Europe, ahead of EU’s Digital Services Act

The youth-orientated video content platform TikTok has introduced new features including an additional reporting option for European users ahead of The European Union’s new Digital Services Act (DSA) which is due to be published  on August 28. The new feature on the social media app will allow users to report content they believe is illegal, […]

FIFA and TikTok team up on 2023 Women’s World Cup content

FIFA has come together with the youth-orientated social media platform TikTok to produce and tailor content for the FIFA Women’s World Cup which kicks off on 20 July. Content will include behind-the-scenes moments, team arrivals, live pre-match content promoting the game and where to watch it, match highlights, player and coach reactions. TikTok viewers will […]

TikTok’s COO Vanessa Pappas steps down

TikTok’s chief operating officer Vanessa Pappas is to leave the global social media company after five years. The UK trade Reuters reported in an internal email sent to staff, Pappas who use they/them pronouns revealed they will be stepping down as COO and will be taking on an advisory role to assist in the transition. In […]

Montana first US state to ban TikTok on personal devices

Montana has become the first US state to attempt to ban video sharing app TikTok on personal devices, following bans on downloading the app on the phones of government officials in around 30 US states as well as by the US Federal government. While US president Joe Biden has threatened a possible national ban on […]

TikTok enlists IMDb to forge closer ties with film and TV content

IMDb, the Apple-owned source for information on movies, TV shows, and celebrities, has unveiled a new partnership with TikTok, to help social media platform’s community share and discover movie and TV content and information. Powered by IMDb, TikTok has launched a feature that allows users to link to movie and TV titles directly within the […]

Omdia: TikTok to overtake Meta and YouTube combined in video ads by 2027

Social media giant TikTok will attract more than two thirds of online video advertising revenue by 2027, more than both Meta and YouTube combined. The findings, which were revealed today by research powerhouse Omdia at the Media & Entertainment Leaders Summit (MELS) here in London, showed that 37% of all online video ads would come […]

TikTok leapfrogs Netflix as second favourite US app

TikTok has leapfrogged Netflix to become the second most popular app in the US, with only YouTube retaining the crown for under 35s viewing, according to new research from Omdia. The findings, which come from Omdia’s latest consumer survey, show that TikTok remains heavily skewed by age and occupies sixth place for those aged 35 and over. […]

TikTok cracks down on political fundraising ahead of US midterms

Ahead of the US midterm elections in November, short-form video and social media app TikTok has said that it will ban all political fundraising on its platform. Outlining the company’s revised elections rules in a blog post, TikTok’s president of global business solutions Blake Chandlee said that it is making a number of sweeping changes […]

TikTok denies reports of being hacked

Short-form video app TikTok has denied reports that it has been hacked. Social media was sent into overdrive on Friday, when a hacker group identifying as ‘AgainstTheWest’ posted on a forum with claims that they had breached TikTok along with messenger app WeChat. The user also shared screenshots of what they claimed to be a […]

TikTok partners with Ticketmaster

TikTok has agreed a deal with Ticketmaster that will enable users to buy event tickets through the social video app. Starting with a handful of accounts including Demi Lovato, OneRepublic, Usher, Backstreet Boys and WWE, organisers and creators will be able to use the ticketing mini app to get people along to their events.  These […]

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