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Jul 23, 2020, 11:10am EDT
  • May 23

    Montana’s TikTok ban — and the legal challenge of it — explained

    TikTok is now suing the state over its new policy.

  • May 23

    9 questions about the attempts to ban TikTok, answered

    So you heard TikTok’s being banned. Here’s what’s actually happening.

  • March 29

    The RESTRICT Act is more bad news for TikTok

    Sens. Mark Warner and John Thune have a bipartisan bill to deal with TikTok and beyond.

  • March 29

    Has TikTok made us better? Or much, much worse?

    The case for and against TikTok as a cultural force.

  • March 23

    3 winners and 3 losers from Congress’s TikTok hearing

    TikTok, and its CEO Shou Chew, never really stood a chance.

  • March 21

    Is TikTok too big to ban?

    TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew will testify before Congress as the future of his app is in doubt. Or maybe it’s all just a lot of posturing.

  • March 2

    TikTok isn’t really limiting kids’ time on its app

    Teens can still click right on through the new screen time limit.

  • February 15

    The new Congress is enlisting kids in its ongoing fight with Big Tech

    The latest salvo in reining in tech platforms: Laws to protect children from them.

  • February 3

    Inside the lonely and surprisingly earnest world of political TikTok

    As TikTok faces a potential ban and growing national security concerns, a few politicians are posting through the turmoil.

  • February 2

    TikTok’s master plan to win over Washington

    Millions spent on lobbyists, a billion spent on safeguards. Will it be enough to stay in the United States?

  • December 24, 2022

    Good luck explaining a TikTok ban to young people

    Consensus is building in Washington that the most popular social media app among teenagers is a national security risk. How do you explain that to the app’s users?

  • December 20, 2022

    The US government’s TikTok ban is more complicated than it sounds

    The omnibus spending bill includes a limited ban that’s mostly symbolic.

  • December 13, 2022

    Maybe Trump was right about TikTok

    No matter who controls Congress, TikTok’s in trouble.

  • June 9, 2021

    TikTok’s Trump problem is now TikTok’s Biden problem

    Biden reversed Trump’s executive order banning TikTok, but he’s still pursuing a broader crackdown on Chinese tech.

  • November 13, 2020

    TikTok’s US ban has been delayed another two weeks — or maybe forever

    Surprise! The Trump administration doesn’t seem serious about banning TikTok after all.

  • August 29, 2020

    The bigger stakes of the TikTok debate

    It’s not just TikTok that’s in trouble. The open internet is too.

  • July 23, 2020

    The case for and against banning TikTok

    To cybersecurity experts, the issue isn’t so black and white.