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Friday 24 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# tiktok

# Ticking clock
France becomes latest country to ban TikTok from public employee work phones
Several other countries have also started to put restrictions on the use of the app.
23rd March 2023
# Social Media
TikTok chief faces off with US lawmakers as ban looms
Tiktok, owned by Chinese company ByteDance, is under immense pressure across Western countries.
This week
19th March 2023 - 24th March 2023
# tiktok
BBC urges staff to delete TikTok from company devices
The app has been banned on Government phones amid fears of sensitive data being accessed.
Last week
12th March 2023 - 18th March 2023
# Social Media
Taoiseach says Govt seeking expert advice on TikTok after UK bans app on work devices
Fine Gael’s Colm Markey has written to the Taoiseach and the Ceann Comhairle urging them to ban TikTok from government-issued phones.
Last month
February 2023
# Data Protection
House panel to vote on bill that would give Biden authority to ban TikTok in US
The White House yesterday gave federal agencies 30 days to purge TikTok from all government-issued devices.
# tiktok
Canada bans TikTok on government phones and devices over data protection worries
The European Commission banned the app from its equipment last week.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you use TikTok?
The European Commission and Council have banned staff from using TikTok on official devices.
# Data Protection
European Commission and Council bans staff from using TikTok on official devices
TikTok today said the decision was based on mistaken ideas about its platform.
# tiktok
TikTok announces plans to open second Irish data centre
The company employs around 2,000 employees here.
Last year
# Privacy
DPC proposes 'range of fines' on Irish TikTok operation for its processing of children's data
The Dublin based business provides services related to content moderation and data controlling in Europe
# Up the ploughing
West Cork TikTok creator says Ploughing Champs are 'rite of passage' in rural Ireland
The TikTok tent, dubbed the “Tigh Tik Tok”, is one of the busiest attractions at the Ploughing this week.
# tiktok
Teenagers found guilty of canal push attack on Chinese woman
Video footage of the incident went viral on social media site TikTok.
# tiked off
UK parliament closes TikTok account after MPs raise China concerns
A pilot scheme aimed at using the app to get young people interested in Parliament has ended early.
# Courts
Man jailed for assault on Garda sergeant that left her in pain for two years
The garda stated that she has been unable to return to work due to continuing pain and trouble sleeping following the assault.
# tiktok
Facebook's Meta funded attack campaign against TikTok, report says
The campaign reportedly includes placing letters in major US news outlets and promoting negative stories about TikTok.
# tiktok
TikTok removes several violent videos linked to teen violence in Dublin suburb
Multiple violent videos were posted to the social media site.
# Cabra
Gardaí to crack down on teens carrying out assaults in Dublin and posting videos to TikTok
One teenage boy ended up in a coma.
The trouble has been flaring up since before Christmas, writes Garreth MacNamee.
One boy is reported to have been stabbed with a screwdriver during one incident.
Children as young as nine years old are involved in the violence, according to locals.
# SixNationsRugby
Women's Six Nations to have a title partner for first time in its history with TikTok on board
The TikTok Women’s Six Nations signals the first time the Women’s Championship has had a title partner and will commence from the 2022 competition.
All time
# Data Protection
Data Protection Commissioner launches two inquiries into TikTok
The second inquiry will focus on transfers by TikTok of personal data to China.
# tiktok
TikTok to open cybersecurity centre in Ireland
The new centre will create over 50 jobs in security, privacy and policy.
# tiktok
Irish Prison Service 'aware' of TikTok video claiming to be filmed in Mountjoy Prison
The video has been viewed more than 400,000 times.
# deleted
TikTok removes 62 million videos for breaking its rules in just three months
The social media firm’s latest transparency report shows millions of videos and accounts were removed in the first quarter of 2021.
# the good information project
FactFind: How deep is Ireland's trade and investment relationship with China?
Ireland’s ties with Chinese companies and investors have strengthened significantly in the past decade.
# Coronavirus
'I was appalled': Tánaiste asked social media firms to combat 'illegal' gatherings after Grafton St protest
Leo Varadkar contacted the companies following a protest in March.
# Internet
Increasing majority of children aged 8-12 use social media, according to new survey
Charity CyberSafeKids found that 92% of children in this age group own their own smart device.
# tiktok
Italy probes TikTok 'blackout challenge' death of 10-year-old girl
Medical experts have warned about the danger of a challenge being taken up by some young people.
# shantytok
Quiz: How much do you know about sea shanties?
Soon may the Wellerman come, to bring us sugar and tea and rum.
# App appeal
Trump administration appeals court ruling that blocked its attempted TikTok ban
US officials claim that the Chinese-owned app is a national security threat.
# Social Media
HSE targets TikTok teens in bid to curb spread of Covid-19
The HSE has said it’s “very happy” with the role its advertising has played in keeping people in Ireland “informed and motivated” during the pandemic.
# Social Media
TikTok: US judge temporarily blocks ban on popular app
The order banning the app was due to take effect at midnight on Sunday.
# China
TikTok set to appear in US court to argue attempted ban is not motivated by 'genuine security concerns'
The Chinese-owned app is seeking a preliminary injunction against the ban.
# Technology
Judge halts WeChat ban in US-China tech battle
At the weekend Donald Trump said he had approved a deal allowing Oracle to become data partner for TikTok to avert a shutdown of that app.
# China
US bans TikTok and WeChat, citing national security reasons
Downloads of the apps will be banned from Sunday onwards.
# security risk
TikTok owner chooses Oracle to acquire video-sharing app in US after Trump ordered it to sell up
The Trump administration has claimed the China-owned app represents a security risk to the US.
# Banned
TikTok working to remove suicide video clips
The video-sharing app has said it will ban users that repeatedly try to share the footage on its platform.
# tiktok
TikTok files lawsuit challenging US government's crackdown on app
The app has been downloaded 175 million times in the US and more than a billion times around the world.
# China
TikTok says it's going to sue the Trump administration over crackdown
The video app has been downloaded 175 million times in the US.
# tiktok
TikTok ramps up defence against US accusations that app is security threat
China meanwhile slammed Washington for using “digital gunboat diplomacy” in the TikTok case.
# Attack
Gardaí investigate 'racially motivated incident' after young people filmed pushing woman into canal
A video of the attack in Dublin has been widely shared online.
# China
Trump sets deadline for TikTok owner to sell US assets
It remains unclear what the TikTok orders mean for the app’s 100 million users in the US.