TikTok has over 170 million users in the United States. The popular app is an excellent platform for life hacks, cool dance moves, and for some people, it has become a source of income.

TikTok Famous

You probably follow some TikTok accounts for the funny videos, and some of them for products that you might want to buy. Businesses are using TikTok to reach new customers without spending money on Facebook ads.

Photo: canva tiktok
Photo: canva tiktok

There is a new job category that relies heavily on platforms like TikTok. These content creators or influencers depend on gaining followers and views in order to get sponsors or sell products. If the TikTok ban really happens in the United States, obviously the income influencers and businesses will be affected.


Explain The TikTok Ban to Me Like I'm 5 Years Old

There are a lot of complicated details that go into the National Security Supplemental bill that President Biden signed into law on April 24, 2024. Let's break it down to the basics.

  • If ByteDance the Chinese parent company that owns TikTok sells within nine months, there will be no ban.
  • ByteDance is prepared to fight this decision in court.
  • If TikTok is banned in the United States, app stores like Google Play will not be allowed to offer the app or updates.
  • You would be able to keep the app on your device, but if an update is needed it may not work the same.
  • The TikTok ban could take effect as early as January 2025.
@tiktokResponse to TikTok Ban Bill♬ original sound - TikTok

The Bottom Line

There are other outlets like Reels and YouTube Shorts that serve the same types of content. People might actually use Threads. Let's just hope that it all gets worked out because I don't know about you, but I can't live without hilarious dog videos.

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