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Social media companies in the US brace to battle onslaught of legal challenges
State and federal lawsuits and bills with far-reaching regulatory implications for TikTok, Meta and others come to a head this year

MacKenzie Ryan

31, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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£45 for a YouTuber’s energy drink? The age of the scammer is truly dead | Amelia Tait
Post-Fyre Festival, Caroline Calloway and Anna Delvey, being scammed by your idols now has currency, says journalist Amelia Tait

Amelia Tait

31, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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‘They filmed me without my consent’: the ugly side of #kindness videos
Some social media users are building a following through ‘feelgood’ videos, in which, for instance, they give flowers to a stranger. The stranger then becomes their clickbait. Is there anything we can do to stop this?

Elle Hunt

31, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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TikTok CEO to testify before US Congress next month over data privacy
Shou Zi Chew will face legislators amid concerns over the social media app’s alleged collusion with Beijing in accessing user data

Kari Paul

30, Jan, 2023 @10:18 PM

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OMG! It’s Jane Austen... the TikTok generation embraces new heroine
Two hundred years on, Austen’s take on the pressures of friendship and love is winning over young readers

David Barnett

29, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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TechScape: Is ‘banning’ TikTok protecting users or censorship? It depends who you ask
In this week’s newsletter: American universities and legislators are blocking access to the China-owned app over privacy concerns – but fans say the choice should be theirs

Kari Paul

24, Jan, 2023 @11:45 AM

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Could simply calling myself a ‘lucky girl’ like a Gen Z Tik Tokker really transform me into one? | Hannah Ewens
The craze is little more than a rehash of new age manifestation, but January’s bleakness made me desperate enough to give it a go, says author Hannah Ewens

Hannah Ewens

21, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Meet Hugo and Huxley, the ‘pet influencers’ making £100k a year
Boom in advertising trend for creatures to promote everything from cars to collars and ferries to wellies

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

20, Jan, 2023 @12:00 PM

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The new frontier in the US war on TikTok: university campuses
Experts say banning the app over college networks will not stop students from accessing it over cellular data

Kari Paul

20, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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TikTok is overrun by amateur sleuths – so which clues should I leave in case I go missing? | Michael Sun
Everyone from awkward boyfriends to supposedly nefarious fiances are being held to account. The jurors? A million deranged zoomers

Michael Sun

19, Jan, 2023 @1:33 AM

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Censorship fears over plan to keep Channel people-smugglers off social media
Charity says government’s move to tackle ‘TikTok traffickers’ could affect ability to highlight plight of refugees

Dan Milmo and Rajeev Syal

18, Jan, 2023 @7:26 PM

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TikTok’s Lucky Girl Syndrome isn’t new – and it has a dark side
The tantalising idea that you have the power to shape reality can be pretty toxic – even when it’s not taken to extremes

Alyx Gorman

16, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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