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TikTok, Israeli gov't team up to battle antisemitism, hate speech

“In the end, you can’t deny that social networks shape our perception of reality... It has the power to corrupt people’s minds,” warned Strategic Affairs Minister Orit Farkash-Hacohen.

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US investigating Tik Tok influencer officer for Holocaust joke video

“If you get offended, get the f*** out because it’s a joke,” Freihofer said in the video after telling a Holocaust joke.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
02/09/2020
TikTok announces 'zero tolerance' policy on antisemitism

The announcement comes as the app has faced controversy over hate speech content on the service, including the Holocaust challenge, which saw users attempt to portray themselves as Holocaust victims.

Auschwitz museum says Holocaust victims trend on TikTok is ‘challenge’

In the Holocaust victim videos, teens wear stage makeup to look like a concentration camp inmate.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
28/08/2020
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Sea lion-shofar TikTok mashup a spot-on way to kick off the High Holy Days

The mashup has gone semi-viral, with nearly 72,000 views five days after Palmer posted it.

By PHILISSA CRAMER/JTA
25/08/2020
Why are teens pretending to be Holocaust victims on TikTok?

While most of us are aware of antisemitism as the blatant hatred of Jews, it’s also important to know about its ugly cousins: philo-Semitism and fetishization.

By MADDY ALBERT/JTA
20/08/2020
Trump issues bans on China's TikTok, WeChat, stoking tension with Beijing

The executive orders, which go into effect in 45 days, come after the Trump administration said this week it was stepping up efforts to purge "untrusted" Chinese apps from US digital networks.

By REUTERS
07/08/2020
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Trump issues orders for US ban on WeChat, TikTok in 45 days

The TikTok app may be used for disinformation campaigns that benefit the Chinese Communist Party, Trump said.

By REUTERS
07/08/2020
US Senate bans TikTok app on government devices

Last month, the House of Representatives voted to bar federal employees from downloading the app on government-issued devices as part of a proposal, offered by Representative Ken Buck.

By REUTERS
06/08/2020
TikTok skips Knesset meeting on antisemitic online content

"We are happy to meet with members of the Knesset to address their questions and look forward to engaging with them at the earliest opportunity," TikTok told 'The Jerusalem Post' on Wednesday.

06/08/2020
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