TikTok starts website to take on rumors, misinformation | Tech News

TikTok starts website to take on rumors, misinformation

The move came just days after US President Donald Trump formally ordered TikTok’s Chinese owner to sell its US assets amid allegations of national security concerns.

By:BLOOMBERG
| Updated on: Aug 20 2022, 22:31 IST
The social media platform explained that they neither support nor stand for the spread of misinformation. 
The social media platform explained that they neither support nor stand for the spread of misinformation.  (Pixabay)

TikTok said Monday that it started a website and Twitter account to address what it called rumors in real-time, adding that “we neither support nor stand for the spread of misinformation” on or about its platform.

“Let us set the record straight,” the company said on the website. 

You may be interested in

MobilesTablets Laptops
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
  • Black Titanium
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 256 GB Storage
27% OFF
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 5G
  • Green
  • 12 GB RAM
  • 256 GB Storage
Google Pixel 8 Pro
  • Obsidian
  • 12 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage
Apple iPhone 15 Plus
  • Black
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage

“TikTok is not available in China. Its US user data is stored in Virginia with a back-up in Singapore and strict controls on employee access. TikTok has never provided any US user data to the Chinese government, nor would it do so if asked.”

Also read
Looking for a smartphone? To check mobile finder click here.

The move came just days after US President Donald Trump formally ordered TikTok's Chinese owner to sell its US assets amid allegations of national security concerns. 

Microsoft has been in talks with ByteDance to buy the company's operations in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand with a September15 deadline for a deal.

Catch all the Latest Tech News, Mobile News, Laptop News, Gaming news, Wearables News , How To News, also keep up with us on Whatsapp channel,Twitter, Facebook, Google News, and Instagram. For our latest videos, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

First Published Date: 18 Aug, 10:47 IST
NEXT ARTICLE BEGINS