The FDA may have unintentionally made ‘Nyquil Chicken’ go viral on TikTok

If you’ve been anywhere near social media, local news, or late-night talk shows in the last few days, you’ve probably heard something about “Nyquil Chicken,” a supposedly viral TikTok “challenge” that’s exactly what it sounds like: cooking chicken in a marinade of cold medicine. News about the supposed trend is usually accompanied by vomit-inducing photos […]

TikTok reportedly gives ‘a bit more leniency’ to popular accounts

As recently as last year, TikTok employed a two-tier moderation system that gave preferential treatment to its most popular users, according to Forbes. The outlet obtained an audio recording of a September 2021 meeting where the company detailed an internal feature called “creator labels” that was reserved for accounts with more than 5 million followers. […]

Gen Z is increasingly using TikTok videos instead of Google search, but 1 in 5 of them contain misinformation, a new study says

A person walks past a sign for TikTok. Jens Kalaene/picture alliance via Getty Images A new study by a site that tracks online misinformation found that 1 in 5 videos on TikTok contain misinformation. The study found that TikTok often yields more partisan search results than Google. Gen Z users are increasingly turning to TikTok […]

I’m a 73-year-old TikTok influencer who has an agent and multiple brand deals. Here’s how I became the internet’s ‘grandma.’

Barbara Costello runs the TikTok account @brunchwithbabs. Rikki Snyder Barbara Costello and her daughter run the TikTok account @brunchwithbabs. She never expected to have so many followers and brand deals, but now she has an agent and cookbook. She said you have to have a lot of passion if you want to succeed as an […]

Lawmakers press TikTok about China and user data in Senate hearing

Top executives from Meta, Twitter, YouTube and TikTok just wrapped up a three-hour hearing in front of the Senate Homeland Security Committee. The hearing, which featured Meta CPO Chris Cox, YouTube CPO Neal Mohan, TikTok COO Vanessa Pappas and Twitter’s GM of consumer product (known as “Bluebird”), was meant to be focused on how their […]

The British Parliament knew its now-deleted TikTok could be ‘controversial’ because of the app’s links to China, internal documents show

The British Parliament launched a TikTok account in July 2022, but deleted it within days after lawmakers protested about the app's links to China. Vuk Valcic/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The UK Parliament deleted its TikTok account after lawmakers protested. Internal communications obtained by Insider reveal that it expected it would be controversial. It suggested […]

Toronto TikTok star, 21, killed in first solo jump at skydiving school when her parachute is pulled too late

Tanya Pardazi was training in a skydiving course at Skydive Toronto when the fatal accident occurred. Courtesy of Tanya Pardazi Tanya Pardazi, 21, was taking a solo skydiving at Skydive Toronto Inc. Pardazi pulled her parachute too late – preventing it from properly inflating, the company says. Thousands of her TikTok followers have expressed their […]

Ich habe getestet, ob dieser Ananas-Hack von TikTok funktioniert … und NAJA, guck dir diese Sauerei an

Leute, Leute, Leute! Bitte vergesst alles, was ihr bisher über Ananas gelernt habt, denn dieser Lifehack könnte euer Leben mit Ananas für immer verändern: Dieses Video, das zunächst auf TikTok hochgeladen wurde, hat in einer Woche sage und schreibe 13 Millionen Views auf Twitter erzeugt und fast 200.000 Likes und Reweets. Die Leute rasten aus […]