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How a TikTok dance craze turned into a brainwashing cult

8 June 2024 9:00 am

Because you don’t – I hope – use TikTok you will never have heard of the Wilking sisters. But back…

Have we all become slaves to algorithms?

27 January 2024 9:00 am

Kyle Chayka sees their constant feeds as flattening our lives, but the spread of Americanisation, which began long before the internet, is the real steamroller

New Order’s oldies still sound like the future

14 October 2023 9:00 am

The intimate acoustic show can denote many things for an established artist. One is that, in the infamous euphemism coined…

The dangerous cult of ‘toxic parents’

5 August 2023 9:00 am

Complaining about ‘toxic parents’ has been a viral hit on TikTok with videos on the topic racking up several billion…

It’s time for a reckoning with Chinese big tech

3 April 2023 2:42 am

It has been a bumpy week for China’s beleaguered technology giants. They are under increasing scrutiny overseas, and the communist…

I’ve been bitten by the TikTok bug

30 July 2022 9:00 am

In theory TikTok knows nothing about me. I have posted two videos: one of my grandsons kicking a football in…

How TikTok can turn a book into a bestseller

5 June 2021 9:00 am

How TikTok can make a book a bestseller

TikTok intifada: the role of new media in old conflicts

22 May 2021 9:00 am

The TikTokisation of global politics

TikTok's fake news problem

28 March 2021 6:00 pm

Something troubling is happening on TikTok. The video sharing app is sometimes dismissed as a place where young people go…

The chilling rise of ‘IRA TikTok’

6 March 2021 9:00 am

The chilling rise of ‘IRA TikTok’

From ancient Greece to TikTok: a short history of the sea shanty

6 February 2021 9:00 am

From ancient Greece to TikTok: Alexandra Coghlan on the pulling power of shanties

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The useful idiots of TikTok

19 December 2020 4:03 am

Tyrants have always had useful idiots to whitewash their crimes but few have proven as useful and idiotic as those…

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The media’s TikTok blindspot

4 August 2020 4:08 am

We learned about journalists this past weekend. Specifically, we learned about tech journalists who aren’t particularly interested reporting or analyzing…

Portrait of the week: Face masks in, Huawei out and Amazon’s TikTok trouble

18 July 2020 9:00 am

Home New regulations would compel people to wear a face covering in shops in England from 24 July on pain…

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We need to talk about Democrats on TikTok

1 May 2020 11:36 pm

With his usual haunts closed thanks to the COVID-19 lockdown, Cockburn has been clamoring for a new source of entertainment.…

TikTok is the world’s fastest-growing – and goofiest – digital platform, but should we fear it?

18 January 2020 9:00 am

In November last year, an internet video made by a 17-year-old American went viral. The video was less than a…