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Tik Tok: Parents concerned about safety of popular video sharing app

Nia Harden, WRAL reporterMay 20, 2019

A popular video sharing app used by young people is under fire.

Tik Tok, which has been called a “social media sensation,” is being accused of safety and security violations. The app allows users to share short videos with more than a half a billion users worldwide.

Last month, Apple and Google temporarily blocked the app after a court ruled Tik Tok could expose children to inappropriate content.

In February, Tik Tok was ordered to pay a $5.7 million fine in the U.S. over allegations that it illegally collected personal information from children under the age of 13. WRAL News reached out to Tik Tok and was directed to a website with information for parents.

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