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TechScape: Is ‘banning’ TikTok protecting users or censorship? It depends who you ask

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TechScape: Is ‘banning’ TikTok protecting users or censorship? It depends who you ask

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Sign up for the full article hereThe US battle with TikTok over data privacy concerns and Chinese influence has been heating up for years, and recent measures have brought college campuses to the forefront - with a number of schools banning the app entirely on campus wifi.

Taking advantage of viral sounds, they have expressed outrage at their favourite app being blocked at universities like Auburn, Oklahoma and Texas A&M in the past few months.

"Do they not realize people in college are actually adults? ” one user wrote.


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Author / Journalist: Kari Paul

Category: Nation Politics

Topics: China Technology Social media TikTok

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Sentiment: Neutral

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News Source URL: theguardian.com

Readership Location: United Kingdom

Published Date: 2023-01-24, 11:45:50

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Language: English

Original Article Length: 802 words

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