Tiktok

  • China

    Child abducted 33 years ago finds family with map shared on TikTok

    After being kidnapped in 1989 and sold in a child trafficking ring, a man in China was reunited with his family 33 years later with the help of TikTok and a hand-drawn map. Li Jingwei drew a rudimentary map of land features he remembered from his village as a child, memories of a 4 year old preserved for decades. After…

  • World

    TikTok content moderators sue over exposure to disturbing content

    Maybe it’s an “Okay Boomer” thing, but many of our readers may find scrolling endlessly through the short and often obnoxious videos that make up the TikTok app somewhat nauseating. But if you think what’s published on there is bad, the millions of videos that don’t make the cut are far, far worse. That content is blocked by a team…

  • Pattaya

    Pattaya Beach fight over an affair on TikTok results in 5 arrests

    A fistfight that broke out and gathered a crowd on Central Pattaya Beach near the mall resulted in 5 people being arrested. Pattaya City Police were alerted of a fight at around 10:30 in the evening on Monday night and went to the scene to investigate. In the patrol unit arrived, they found a few fights on and around the…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Health Minister says Bang Sue not crowded, blames “camera angles”

    Health minister, and TikTok star hopeful, Anutin Charnvirakul wants to reassure the public that images of crowds of people packing into Bangkok’s Bang Sue Grand Station might be deceptive. Anutin says that viewers might be deceived by “camera angles or whatever” that give the viewer the false impression that there are large crowds at the station. Yesterday, Anutin said he…

  • Vietnam

    Vietnam considers strict regulations for social media live streaming

    Regulations on social media live streaming could soon be tightening in Vietnam and affect so-called “influencers” who make money off of marketing. In an effort to crack down on “fake news” and offensive content, the country’s Ministry of Information and Communications is proposing regulations on the live videos streamed through Facebook, TikTok and YouTube. Under the proposed measures, reported by…

  • Thailand

    Thai officials warn TikTok ‘Benadryl Challenge’ can be fatal

    Thai officials are warning about the potentially fatal “Benadryl Challenge” where people take a large dose of the antihistamine to hallucinate and then post a video of the dare on the social media platform TikTok. After a number of teenagers around the world reportedly overdosed, and some even died after doing the challenge, the Thailand Food and Drug Administration is…

  • Technology

    TikTok CEO quits amid pressure to sell

    Kevin Mayer, the high flying CEO of TikTok, quit today under US pressure for the platform’s Chinese owner Bytedance to sell popular video app, which Washington says is a national security threat. In a letter to employees, Mayer said his decision to leave comes because the “political environment has sharply changed.” Mayer, a former Disney executive, joined TikTok as CEO…

  • Crime

    Thai officials crack down on social media posts

    Be careful about what’s posted on social media. Thai authorities are keeping tabs on popular websites. Statements that cause unrest or mislead the public might break the law. Thousands of pages were reported to Thailand’s Ministry of Digital Economy and Society in the past week. About half are in violation of the Computer Crimes Act. Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and TikTok…

  • Business

    Trump threatens US TikTok ban

    Donald Trump said yesterday that he plans to sign an executive order – perhaps as soon as today – banning the Chinese-owned short-video app TikTok from the US. Such a ban would mark the culmination of national security concerns over the safety of personal data handled by TikTok’s parent company, Beijing-based ByteDance, which became 1 of only a handful of…

  • Việt Nam

    Cố vấn an ninh Mỹ tiếp tục cáo buộc TikTok ăn cắp sinh trắc học người dùng

    Mới đây, một cố vấn an ninh quốc gia Mỹ góp phần buộc tội TikTok trên sóng truyền hình, cho rằng ứng dụng tới từ Trung Quốc này ăn cắp sinh trắc học người dùng và lập bản đồ các mối quan hệ. Những tranh cãi xoay quanh ứng dụng TikTok tới từ Trung Quốc vẫn chưa có hồi kết.…

  • Việt Nam

    Nhóm hacker lừng danh Anonymous khuyên người dùng TikTok nên xóa ứng dụng

    Nhóm hacker nổi tiếng chuyên làm điều trượng nghĩa “Anonymous” vừa tiết lộ một số cáo buộc lớn về TikTok đến từ Trung Quốc, và kêu gọi người dùng nên xóa ứng dụng này. Cụ thể, tài khoản Twitter có 6,4 triệu người theo dõi của Anonymous đã tiết lộ một số cáo buộc lớn về ứng dụng TikTok. Theo đó,…

  • World

    India bans TikTok among almost 60 other Chinese apps

    India has decided to ban almost 60 Chinese apps, including the explosively popular TikTok and WeChat, which has left millions of users reportedly startled and disappointed. The Indian government says the apps were “prejudicing the sovereignty and integrity of India, the defence of India, and the security of state and public order.” Although TikTok has refused to share any data…

  • Politics

    Thai Health Minister Anutin takes to TikTok

    Warning! TikTok Thailand says only 1% of its users are aged 45-55. Turns out one of them is Thailand’s mercurial Health Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul. Remember him? He disappeared from Twitter after his comments about “dirty farang” in the early days of the Covid-19 crisis, where he accused foreigners of being the cause of the outbreak in Thailand. His racist remarks…

  • Việt Nam

    Vụ đại chiến song Trần: Trần Đức Bo dọa đánh hotgirl ‘trứng rán cần mỡ’ nếu không được Trần Thanh Tâm xin lỗi

    Hai ngày trở lại đây, vụ lùm xùm xung quanh 2 hot Tiktoker song Trần – Trần Đức Bo và Trần Thanh Tâm thu hút sự quan tâm lớn của cộng đồng mạng, nhưng cũng không ít người ngán ngẩm vì cho rằng nó quá ‘nhảm’. Mọi chuyện bắt đầu từ việc hotgirl Tiktok “trứng rán cần mỡ” Trần Thanh Tâm…

  • Việt Nam

    Hot Tiktoker đại chiến: Bo Trần và gái ‘trứng rán cần mỡ’ Trần Thanh Tâm đá xéo nhau trên mạng xã hội

    Không để cho ‘danh tiếng’ của mình nguội lạnh, 2 cái tên Tiktoker họ Trần hot nhất thời điểm này: Trần Đức Bo và Trần Thanh Tâm quay sang đá xéo lẫn nhau để đánh bóng tên tuổi. Cách đây không lâu, hot girl Tiktok “trứng rán cần mỡ” Trần Thanh Tâm đăng lên mạng xã hội một video gây…

  • Technology

    Online video platform TikTok assessing live streaming in Thailand

    TikTok, the most downloaded app in the world for 2 years running and the world’s leading short-video platform, has announced a trial of its first live streaming series in Thailand as part of its push to develop platform experiences for users around the world. TikTok’s first live streaming in Thailand was hosted by Vuthithorn “Woody” Milintachinda, a celebrity and influencer,…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Thai Covid 19 “Super Spreader” song goes… VIRAL

    “Don’t just think of fun, or you’ll suffer from Covid If you can’t recover, you could die!” After witnessing the successful Vietnamese public service song and #EndCov campaigns educating the Vietnamese population to wash their hands and take action in the battle against the Coronavirus, the Thai government has doubled down and weaponised the power of Issan music to create…

  • Việt Nam

    Yêu cầu điều tra ứng dụng hot trend TikTok vì nguy cơ gián điệp

    ẢNH: The Verge Tiktok bị tình nghi ảnh hưởng đến an ninh quốc gia và tự do ngôn luận tại Hoa Kỳ. Theo Digital Trends, ngày 23/10, Tom Cotton, Thượng nghị sĩ đảng Cộng hòa và Charles E. Schumer, thượng nghị sĩ đảng Dân chủ đã gửi một bức thư cho Joseph Maguire, Giám đốc tình báo quốc gia Hoa…