Tik Tok is fun but risky


Gabriel Prine, Reporter

Tik Tok is a social network for sharing user-generated videos , mostly of people, lip-syncing to popular songs. Tik Tok is a for iOS an Android app. 

Montgomery Sharp, senior,  said that he knows what it is, but he doesn’t use it. All that he knows about it is that its a lip-syncing app.

Lexis Bigley, sophomore, Uses Tik Tok and knows that a lot of people use it. It’s a fun app it also has a lot of memes on it. She uses it just to look at memes and sounds. 

While many teens don’t thing about risks using the Tik Tok video-sharing app, the company had been fined for collection of children’s data. TikTok, the popular video-sharing app formerly known as Musical.ly has agreed to a record $5.7m fine with the US Federal Trade Commission after being accused of illegally collecting personal information from children under 13. 

Facts:  launched in 2017 by ByteDance for markets outside of China. ByteDance has previously launched Douyin for the China market in September 2016.