Covid-19: Under lockdown, US teens turn to TikTok for life hacks, laughs


For US high schoolers, TikTok is just an outlet for them to share their stories. In 2019, TikTok said it had over 26 million monthly active users in the United States, over half of whom were between the ages of 16 and 24. — Reuters

NEW YORK: Millions of US teenagers shut up in their homes and receiving their education online are turning for morale support and comic relief to each other — via immensely popular video sharing apps like TikTok.

The social media platform is owned by China's ByteDance and has prompted national security concerns in Washington over fears about how it collects and shares data on US users.

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