Tiktok in Europe: A data center is mild votes

Tiktok tried with the new measures, to vote Public and policy-makers in Europe and America mild. The controversial Short-Video platform, which is especially amo

Tiktok in Europe: A data center is mild votes

Tiktok tried with the new measures, to vote Public and policy-makers in Europe and America mild. The controversial Short-Video platform, which is especially among young people very popular, and currently so often is downloaded, like no other App, has announced plans to build a first data center in Europe. So, like many other Tech companies, the Social network selects the location in Ireland.

Gustav Theile

editor in the economy.

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Tiktok belongs to the Chinese byte dance group. Therefore, there are fears that the Chinese government could access the data on the Tiktok users have. The platform denies this vehemently.

In America, in order to proceed Tiktok stronger against the dissemination of false news, the measure is addressed especially to the presidential election in November, said Tiktok.For this, the company wants to work with fact-checkers to identify the wrong messages.Users will also get the opportunity to be able to suspicious messages. At the same time, work with professionals and institutions, including the American Department of homeland security, to prevent players from foreign influence. In this context, Tiktok stressed that it would accept no political ads.

The App is in the past Wochenin dieMühlen of international politics. In India it was banned, President Donald Trump threatens to banish them in America. This could be avoided if Microsoft, which has expressed interest publicly in buying some of Tiktok-parts, including the Americas,. Trump has set Microsoft for taking a period of time until the middle of September, and demands that the us Treasury receives a portion of the purchase amount. Tiktok is trying desperately to present themselves as an American company, for example, has for some months now, an American Chef. In addition, the company has announced a high level of investment and its Lobby in Washington is intensifying.

EUR 420 million tax

Not only the Tiktok Community fear that could ignite a debate across Europe to ban the platform. The European data protection Board adopts the network currently under the magnifying glass. The responsible Irish data protection authority, which is known to be particularly strict, however. With the new data center, the cost according to the Tiktok 420 million euros, hundreds of jobs and the beginning of 2022 is put into operation to expand the company's presence in Ireland. Since the beginning of 2020, the "Trust and Safety Hub" the platform is in Dublin already.

for America announced measures for the presidential election largely correspond to those taken by other large Social networks such as Facebook, Twitter or Youtube. They also cooperate checkers with Facts, and while Twitter does not accept political ads that allows Facebook diesenach as before, however, in an increasingly smaller part.

Updated Date: 06 August 2020, 07:19

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