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TikTok’s future uncertain after CEO testifies in marathon congressional hearing

Lawmakers asked about data privacy, user safety, and TikTok's connections to the Chinese government.

On Mar 23, 2023 by Jacob Seitz

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After failing to pin recent train derailments on Russia—conspiracy theorists shift to blaming China

It's the second Ohio trainwreck in weeks.

On Mar 6, 2023 by Claire Goforth

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A bipartisan Senate bill to ban TikTok is coming this week

A bill being introduced this week aims to ban certain foreign technology.

On Mar 6, 2023 by Mikael Thalen

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TikTok conspiracy theory claims that live dinosaurs were discovered in ‘uncharted lands’ in China

The rumor began with a news story someone claims they overheard in a nail salon—and now it's going viral.

On Feb 22, 2023 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Democratic senator urges Apple, Google to remove TikTok from app stores

Bennet is one of the first prominent Democrats pushing for a ban.

On Feb 2, 2023 by David Covucci

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‘They are deleting our images’: Chinese protesters detail digital censorship, VPN struggles as fight over COVID lockdowns grows

A number of protesters spoke to the Daily Dot about their fight against the state.

On Dec 2, 2022 by Kunwar Khuldune Shahid

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A pro-China disinfo campaign is doing a terrible job trying to influence the 2022 midterms

Despite its lack of success, experts warn that the campaign shows a growing agressiveness.

On Oct 26, 2022 by Mikael Thalen

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Suspicious Twitter accounts impersonating research group try to blame the NSA for Chinese hacks

The misinformation campaign thus far seems to be largely unsuccessful.

On Oct 13, 2022 by Mikael Thalen

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Journalists being targeted in ‘sustained effort’ by nation-state hackers, researchers say

Hackers believed to be allied with countries such as Turkey and Iran are even impersonating reporters.

On Jul 14, 2022 by Mikael Thalen

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FCC commissioner wants TikTok banned from app stores for harvesting ‘swaths of sensitive data’

He called it a wolf in sheep's clothing.

On Jun 29, 2022 by Mikael Thalen

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‘Everything great from the 80s and 90s is gone’: Why the far-right is suddenly obsessed with Pizza Hut

To Jack Posobiec, a closed Australian Pizza Hut is everything.

On May 9, 2022 by Claire Goforth

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FCC commissioner calls out Apple for censoring Voice of America app in China

Carr wants Apple to allow the Voice of America app on iPhones.

On Apr 22, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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‘What’s wrong with my clothing?’: Locals talk about ‘foreigner’s’ clothing in China—but he speaks fluent Mandarin

'I can't believe he speaks Mandarin.'

On Feb 3, 2022 by Laiken Neumann

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Facebook announces bust of COVID-19 disinfo campaign linked to China

On Dec 1, 2021 by Mikael Thalen

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‘People really wanna be us’: Chinese influencer puts on blackface makeup in viral video

She called herself 'Wakanda queen.'

On Nov 1, 2021 by Tricia Crimmins