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The Tik Tok app has had quite a bit of controversy, and the growing amount of trends causing the need to raise the safe guards does not help.

The app with mounting backlash

Logan Moseley, Striv Co-Executive Producer, Business Manager
September 28, 2021
Many items in the Millard West high school bathrooms are going missing. In the image above, a soap dispenser has been ripped off the wall leaving students no soap to clean their hands with.

A devious trend

Alexis Bahensky, Opinions Editor
September 27, 2021
Internet safety and privacy issues such as cyberbullying, grooming and sharing personal information impact minors in unique ways, yet most social media sites refuse to implement sweeping, specific protections for this age group.

Social media isn’t safe for teens

Morgan Weir, Opinions Editor
February 2, 2021
The tag weight loss journey on TikTok has almost 3 billion views. The weight loss tag has over 13 billion views, and what I eat in a day has 4 billion views. Some tags, such as pro-anorexia, which promotes eating disorders, have been blocked on the app.

TikTok’s fatphobia problem

Morgan Weir, Opinions Editor
November 20, 2020
Following Trump’s executive order to ban TikTok, the app responds by suing the administration. The company was given 90 days before the ban will be implemented.

TikTok takes Trump to court

Kaden Roth, Staff Reporter
September 3, 2020
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