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Concerns over TikTok feeding user data to Beijing are back – and there's good evidence to support them

By David Tuffley, Senior Lecturer in Applied Ethics & CyberSecurity, Griffith University
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When English statesman Sir Francis Bacon famously said “knowledge is power”, he could hardly have foreseen the rise of ubiquitous social media some 500 years later.

Yet social media platforms are some of the world’s most powerful businesses – not least because they can collect massive amounts of user data, and use algorithms to turn the data into actionable knowledge.

Today, TikTok has some of the best


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