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Should tiktok be banned in the UK?

ShaunieShaunie Iโ€™m alive but Iโ€™m deadEngland ๐Ÿ Posts: 11,270 An Original Mixlorian

Should tiktok be banned in the UK? 19 votes

Yes
10%
GreenTeaEleanor 2 votes
Probably
26%
AidanLaineKasa2103tkdogMilsyRose 5 votes
No
31%
Skivemags98Mel_JonAddoAnneFrypanEmoji246 6 votes
I donโ€™t know
15%
EyepatchDandelionLiam 3 votes
No opinion
15%
independent_StarlightEGM 3 votes
๐˜๐จ๐ฎ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ฉ ๐๐จ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฆ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐ฉ๐ž๐จ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฅ๐ข๐ค๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ, ๐š๐ฌ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ ๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก ๐ฅ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐ฉ๐ž๐จ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ก๐จ ๐๐จ๐งโ€™๐ญ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ค๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ. ๐๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ค๐ž๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐ž๐จ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ก๐จ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ซ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ. ๐’๐จ ๐›๐ž ๐ฎ๐ง๐š๐ฉ๐จ๐ฅ๐จ๐ ๐ž๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฅ๐Ÿ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ซ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ ๐ฉ๐ž๐จ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ค ๐š๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

Comments

  • AidanAidan Clever idiot Posts: 2,634 Boards Champion
    Probably
    It depends! If there's an actual national security risk then yes, if it's a tit for tat thing where we're banning it just cos China's banned Google and Microsoft etc then no.
    "Do, or do not, there is no try" <(โ€ข.โ€ข)>ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย ย 
    independent_
  • EleanorEleanor Living the Zen life ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ Posts: 1,439 Wise Owl
    Yes
    I'm saying yes but not for the whole security reasons, some of the tiktoks on my for you page are really extreme e.g. People sharing how they SH and other stuff that could be reallllyyyyy triggering for some people! Its almost impossible to stop receiving content like this and I don't really agree with it ๐Ÿ˜„
    Alis propriis volatย 
    GreenTeaLaineLiamEyepatchShaunieEGM
  • AidanAidan Clever idiot Posts: 2,634 Boards Champion
    Probably
    @Eleanor do you find this happens with other social media too?
    (I don't do social media so haven't a clue :lol: )
    "Do, or do not, there is no try" <(โ€ข.โ€ข)>ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย ย 
  • LaineLaine Llama Mama Gone for GooPosts: 2,407 Boards Champion
    Probably
    Oh interesting @Eleanor not seen that I only get the embarrassing stuff (what up dog I'm the alpha) ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ย 

    I don't know really if there's an actual security issue then probably but I did like it, I've followed my fav accounts on insta but I don't use it so will likely just never see them again ๐Ÿ˜‚

    Fun while it lasted

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  • independent_independent_ Resident Coffee Addict ScotlandPosts: 5,212 Part of The Furniture
    No opinion
    I voted for no opinion as I donโ€™t use it and have no interest in using it. Iโ€™ve came off a lot of my social medias recently and now only really use Twitter.

    If itโ€™s a security risk then the answer should be an obvious yes. But like @Aidan said, if itโ€™s a political thing because China have banned other stuff then no.

    If people are concerned about data and data protection though, then all social media should be banned by that logic. They all collect data and they all use data and there are privacy concerns about almost all of them.
    โ€œSometimes the people around you wonโ€™t understand your journey. They donโ€™t need to, itโ€™s not for them.โ€
    Laine
  • EleanorEleanor Living the Zen life ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ Posts: 1,439 Wise Owl
    Yes
    @Aidan @Laine I can't say I do see this on other socials! I think because I do a lot of mental health volunteering and my searches on Google are to do with mental health that might effect it? I'm not sure but I think these videos should be removedย 
    Alis propriis volatย 
    independent_
  • SkiveSkive No discipline. No morality. No respect. New ForestPosts: 15,156 Skive's The Limit
    No
    No it shouldn't be banned.
    But you shouldn't download it or use it if you care about your privacy.
    Yesterday is history
    Tomorrow is a mystery
    But today is a gift
    Thatโ€™s why itโ€™s call the present
    Shaunie
  • GreenTeaGreenTea โ˜•๐ŸŒปโ˜• MidlandsPosts: 9,071 Supreme Poster
    Yes
    I said yes because there's a huge issue with children being groomed on tiktok and has been since musicly days. Tiktok don't care, they don't remove content that breaks the rules either.ย 
    Everything is public on tiktok, even if you account is private, your videos some how end up on the for you page.ย 
    There's also a massive issue with bullying on tiktok.ย 

    @Eleanor I get videos about suicide and self harm and eating disorders too and it's really triggering and I don't understand why because it's not ones we watch.. it's a really toxic environment. I've literally had videos appear on my for you page, of someone self harming and posting it etc.. yet tiktok doesn't remove it.ย 
    The issue about it being banned for far deeper than security breech. I mean...Hong Kong even banned it

    The scars you can't see are the hardest to heal.ย ย ย ย ย 

    Astrid Alauda

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  • LiamLiam mint Posts: 1,587 Extreme Poster
    I donโ€™t know
    No, and I think even if it does get deleted another platform will be made. TikTok is basically vine reincarnated. I think it needs to be monitored better and there needs to be stricter rules. Iโ€™ve had videos on my fyp of SH and itโ€™s almost as if on TikTok depression and unhealthy coping mechanisms are glorified.ย 

    I donโ€™t want to see it deleted but I think changes need to be made, fo sho.
    EleanorLaine
  • DandelionDandelion Posts: 829 Part of The Mix Family
    I donโ€™t know
    I hope it doesnโ€™t get banned in a way, I like watching the funny videos on there I find it a nice distraction for me. I do however see triggering videos on there a lot, I just skip past them and it doesnโ€™t bother me that much. But I totally understand how people could get triggered by certain videos. I want it to not be banned but they should introduce some more rules so that itโ€™s safer for everyoneย 
    Today is a great day for a great day.ย 
    Laine
  • EyepatchEyepatch Smol Bean Posts: 660 Incredible Poster
    edited August 3
    I donโ€™t know
    On one hand itโ€™s a choice if you want to use it or not, so perhaps itโ€™s up to the user. But, TicTok owns The copyright to all the videos you upload And I donโ€™t think thatโ€™s fair to independent creators who are trying to share their work.ย 

    TicTok should have stricter monitors for triggering content though, especially because itโ€™s such a popular platform for young people right now.

    @Shaunie Was there a particular issue or event that made you want to share this poll? Itโ€™s very interesting reading everyoneโ€™s responses :)ย 
    "Sometimes we find ourselves stuck between choosing what is right, and what is easy."ย 
  • EleanorEleanor Living the Zen life ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ Posts: 1,439 Wise Owl
    Yes
    @Shaunie How about you, what do you think? :)ย 
    Alis propriis volatย 
  • coc0maccoc0mac Posts: 589 Incredible Poster
    edited August 3
    Hey! Would somebody mind explaining to me why the US ban actually came about please?
  • AidanAidan Clever idiot Posts: 2,634 Boards Champion
    Probably
    @coc0mac
    Theย US government believe tiktok could be being used by China to spy, just how some google etc. services are banned in China because they believe the US is using them to spy.

    Between 2010-2012 China killed or imprisoned at least 18 US spies, and the US has been subject to cyber attacks from China, there's lots of backstory to this!
    "Do, or do not, there is no try" <(โ€ข.โ€ข)>ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย ย 
  • ShaunieShaunie Iโ€™m alive but Iโ€™m dead England ๐Ÿ Posts: 11,270 An Original Mixlorian
    Interesting to hear everyone thoughts thank you!
    i asked this question as itโ€™s becoming triggering for me cause Iโ€™ve viewed mental health ones. Now my for you page is full of it and triggering me. So feel like should be banned tbh. It feels like theyโ€™re all competing against each other to be the most ill to get the most followers But I b think that happens on all social media
    ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ฉ ๐๐จ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฆ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐ฉ๐ž๐จ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฅ๐ข๐ค๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ, ๐š๐ฌ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ ๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก ๐ฅ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐ฉ๐ž๐จ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ก๐จ ๐๐จ๐งโ€™๐ญ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ค๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ. ๐๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ค๐ž๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐ž๐จ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ก๐จ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ซ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ. ๐’๐จ ๐›๐ž ๐ฎ๐ง๐š๐ฉ๐จ๐ฅ๐จ๐ ๐ž๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฅ๐Ÿ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ซ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ ๐ฉ๐ž๐จ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ค ๐š๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
    Eleanor
  • coc0maccoc0mac Posts: 589 Incredible Poster
    Thank you @Aidan! Going to do some reading up :smile:
  • MilsyRoseMilsyRose South East EnglandPosts: 193 Trailblazer
    Probably
    I personally don't like TikTok so eh-
  • AnneFrypanAnneFrypan โ€œThe biggest battles are the ones that rage within us.โ€Posts: 220 Trailblazer
    No
    Personally I like Tick Tock, I find it as a way to distract my self by watching funny meme and acting challenges. I do not want it banned as it's just great to keep my mind off of reality sometimes.ย 
  • GreenTeaGreenTea โ˜•๐ŸŒปโ˜• MidlandsPosts: 9,071 Supreme Poster
    Yes
    Unless an American buyer buys tiktok, it's being banned in the 15th of September in the states and I reckon the UK with quickly follow suit and ban it tok

    The scars you can't see are the hardest to heal.ย ย ย ย ย 

    Astrid Alauda

  • tkdogtkdog Posts: 170 Helping Hand
    Probably
    I mean banning it is a big thing and even in the US it seems unlikely they will be able to fully do so since no firewall.
    I think it's unlikely it will be banned here I think since they want it around as money. But i still think they should take actions against it in law or restrict it's business.ย 
    People should also support competitors like triller and i guess reels by instagram even tho i dont trust them lol
    And then there is byte which is like the new vine.
    Tiktok has shown evidence to have a particular algorithm that tries to actually change the way you think apparently. Not that it's been that succesful but they try to mix in pro china communist party content in. They will also remove the anti communist party content. Also while people think what kind of data can you get from a silly dancing app they do collect a lot of data that can be used against you, and the communist party can access any data from chinese companies since it is authoritarian.
    For most teens its unlikely a problem though.
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