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Teaching TikTok: Is this popular app for teens a national security threat?

TikTok: Is this popular app for teens a national security threat?

TikTok is thought to have about half a billion active users worldwide, with a large percentage in their teens or early 20s. The short-form video app has become a fertile birthing ground for memes, many of them music-related. But some politicians are worried the app's Chinese owner, Bytedance, poses a risk to national security. So is the app safe or is the fervor about TikTok a tempest in a teapot?

BBC News

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

Why are some people concerned with the popular app TikTok?
STANDARDS:
RI.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RI.2 - Main Ideas, RI.3 - People & Events, RI.5 - Text Structure, RI.8 - Evaluate Argument

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

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