National security concerns are forcing U.S. employees and military to delete the app

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TikTok, formally known as Musical.ly, became extremely popular in 2018 with more than 800 million downloads in the App Store. The Chinese video-sharing app is owned by the Beijing technology company known as ‘ByteDance’. It’s known for its entertaining and informative videos which have left many of us emotionally attached to the app. Recently, videos talking about banning TikTok have surfaced on people’s feed and no one is happy about it. India has already banned numerous Chinese apps, including TikTok, due to national security risks. Australia and the U.S …


Women, men, and children are facing abuse in I.C.E detention facilities and they’re too afraid to speak up about it.

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“He came into the bathroom and he took off my clothes…and he took off his clothes. I couldn’t say ‘no’, I couldn’t say anything. I just simply did what he wanted.” — These are the words of one of thousands of sexual assault victims of corrupted I.C.E officials. E.D, who has chosen to keep her name partially protected, experienced domestic abuse at the Berks Family Residential Center in 2014. She was only 19 years old, with a 3-year-old child, when she decided to flee domestic abuse from her partner in Honduras. While detained, she experienced sexual assault and abuse by…


Why Do We Have to Keep Telling Americans to Vote?

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American Writer Eric Liu once said, “Not voting is actively handing power over to those whose interests are counter to your own.” After centuries of holding presidential elections in the U.S., you would expect citizens to understand the importance and impact of voting, but that’s not the case. In fact, according to data from fairvote.org, about 60% of eligible voters actually voted in the 2016 presidential election. So, what’s the issue? Let’s talk about it.

A family friend revealed to me that she had not voted in the 2016 presidential election because she “didn’t like any of the candidates that…

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