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TechScape: Is ‘banning’ TikTok protecting users or censorship? It depends who you ask

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In this week’s publication: American universities and legislators are blocking entry to the China-owned app over privateness considerations – however followers say the selection needs to be theirs

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The US battle with TikTok over knowledge privateness considerations and Chinese affect has been heating up for years, and up to date measures have brought faculty campuses to the forefront – with a lot of colleges banning the app totally on campus wifi. Students have responded, after all, on TikTok. Taking advantage of viral sounds, they have expressed outrage at their favorite app being blocked at universities like Auburn, Oklahoma and Texas A&M in the past few months. “Do they not realize people in college are actually adults?” one user wrote. “We should make our own independent decision to use TikTok or not,” one other said.

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