Turkey’s labourers take to TikTok to show millions their harsh work conditions – video | World news- Tempemail

Workers in Turkish factories, construction sites and fields have become the unlikely stars of TikTok, revealing harsh and dangerous conditions in posts with millions of views. Turkey, ranked among the ’10 worst countries in the world for workers’, is one of TikTok’s largest user bases, with approximately 19.2 million users. Continue Reading

‘I felt I existed in this world’: TikTok gives a voice to Turkey’s labourers | Turkey- Tempemail

Agricultural workers throw their buckets into the air at the end of harvest like at a graduation ceremony. A construction site turns into a concert hall, with workers wearing strands of hemp as wigs and singing into bits of plastic piping instead of microphones. A market stall becomes a runway Continue Reading

TikTok opens first pop-up venue in UK at Westfield London | TikTok- Tempemail

TikTok has opened its first pop-up venue in the UK, allowing fans to interact with influencers who have found success via the social media app and try to create their own mini-films. The app, which allows users to create and share short videos soundtracked with music, has partnered with the Continue Reading

FinTok: how TikTok is helping young people use cash wisely | Consumer affairs- Tempemail

Sea shanties and viral dance trends have helped make TikTok a hit since the start of the pandemic. In 2020, the social media app, which allows users to create and share one or more 60-second films soundtracked with music clips, surpassed 2bn global downloads. In the financial world, TikTok has Continue Reading

‘I found my identity’: how TikTok is changing the lives of its popular Indigenous creators | Indigenous Australians- Tempemail

Growing up in the foster care system, Nich Richie never really felt connected to Indigenous culture. “I didn’t have ready access to information growing up … I didn’t know anything about Indigenous people’s culture. I didn’t know about activism. I didn’t get to see myself on any platform,” says Richie, Continue Reading

ByteDance revenues more than double on back of TikTok boom | TikTok- Tempemail

ByteDance, the Chinese parent of TikTok, more than doubled its revenues last year as usage of the hugely popular video app boomed. The company, which last year weathered pressure from Donald Trump to sell its US operation as part of a trade war with China, reported a 111% increase in Continue Reading

The ‘green influencers’ targeting the TikTok generation | Environmental activism- Tempemail

Social media platforms are no longer just for selfies and blogs but a place “to organise and educate” people about the climate crisis, according to YouTube star turned activist filmmaker Jack Harries. One of a growing band of “green influencers” who are harnessing the power of social media to tell Continue Reading

TikTok Quietly Updated Its Privacy Policy to Collect Users’ Biometric Data – Tempemail

Popular short-form video-sharing service TikTok quietly revised its privacy policy in the U.S., allowing it to automatically collect biometric information such as faceprints and voiceprints from the content its users post on the platform. The policy change, first spotted by TechCrunch, went into effect on June 2. TikTok users who Continue Reading

TikTok accidentally detected my ADHD. For 23 years everyone missed the warning signs | Matilda Boseley- Tempemail

It’s kind of embarrassing to say, but the social media app TikTok figured out I had ADHD before I did. For 23 years my parents, my teachers, my doctor, my psychologist and my own brain all missed the warning signs, yet somehow it only took that app’s algorithm a few Continue Reading

Black locksmith accuses police of racial profiling in viral TikTok- Tempemail

A Black locksmith documented his experience working in a white neighbourhood and dealing with aggressive police officers in a pair of Tik Tok videos that have been widely viewed on social media. The locksmith was contracted to switch out the locks on a house in a predominantly white neighbourhood, and Continue Reading