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Influencial App “TikTok” Faces Potential Ban

Gracie Luzarraga
TikTok has become a highly influential form of entertainment for teens across the country.

TikTok, the app where individuals share brief recordings for fun, could be confronting a ban in a few places the circumstance with respect to a TikTok boycott within the Joined together States  was subject to continuous lawful fights and government investigation. The U.S. government and TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance. In light of concerns over national security and information protection, lawful procedures and transactions have continued to proceed since April 2024.  The ban would take place is several countries including the U.S. and is an effect of  affirmations that TikTok might possibly share client information with the Chinese government, posturing a national security chance.

Considering almost TikTok being prohibited feels like taking absent an enormous source of fun and unwinding for us understudies. Whether we’re taking a break from considering to observe clever recordings or loosening up with a move challenge after an extreme day of classes, TikTok is something we truly look forward to each day” sophomore Alexander Zabowski said.

The TikTok ban implies that the government of several nations will halt individuals from utilizing TikTok there. The reasons behind this boycott can change. The US executed and guarded the TikTok boycott basically due to concerns over national security and information protection. The government was stressed approximately the potential for the Chinese-owned app to gather and abuse client information, posturing a risk to US citizens’ security and possibly compromising national security  but they include stresses around things like protection, security and the kind of substance that gets shared on the app.

Previous bans on the app seen in countries including India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. TikTok was prohibited in India in June 2020 beside a few other Chinese apps in the midst of rising tension regarding national security between the two nations. TikTok was briefly prohibited in Pakistan different times over concerns approximately the spread of unseemly substance and potential abuse. Other nations to a great extent watched Pakistan’s choice, with a few considering comparable activities in the midst of developing worldwide investigation over social media platforms’ substance approaches and information dealing with hones.  

“On the off chance that TikTok gets banned, it’s like losing an entertaining and informational source that all of us use. It’s not around the app itself; it’s around feeling like we have a place with a huge community of individuals who all express themselves on this app,” sophomore Matthew Zapata said.

Different bunches and people have voiced resistance to the TikTok boycott for a few reasons. A few contend that it encroaches on flexibility of expression and limits get to to a well known stage for inventiveness and social interaction. Others accept that rather than by and large forbidding the app, tending to concerns through progressed direction and oversight would be more compelling in securing users’ protection and security whereas protecting their get to to the stage

“We know TikTok has a few issues with security and keeping our data secure, but getting rid of it is not the solution. We need to have a say in how we utilize social media. Rather than prohibiting TikTok, we should work on making rules that make it more secure for us” sophomore Nicole Perez said.

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The potential TikTok boycott has started stresses almost future government reactions. A few countries have as of now limited the stage over security and security concerns, however vulnerability wins. Governments are anticipated to endure in adjusting the benefits of TikTok with information security and national interface. The result pivots on directions, strategy, and open opinion

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Gracie Luzarraga
Gracie Luzarraga, CavsConnect Staff Writer
Gracie Luzarraga is a sophomore at Coral Gables Senior High and is a part of the International Baccalaureate program. She is a first-year member of Cavsconnect and very excited to be part of the staff and see how her writing improves throughout this school year. Gracie is very ambitious and loves trying out new things as well as traveling to unfamiliar places. She values writing about her experiences, which is where her passion for writing comes from. She is a member of the swim team and various clubs. Outside of school, she enjoys spending most of her time under the sun, at the beach, baking or reading a good book. Gracie hopes to make the most of her sophomore year by giving back to the community and being as active as she can in the student body. She hopes to pursue a career in the health field one day and work with kids. Overall, Gracie looks forward to this school year and plans to continue to strive as a student.
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