The Startup
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The Startup

Christina Gayton

Jul 18, 2020

3 min read

The Origins of TikTok

Photo by Chantelle Van Heerden

TikTok currently has over 2 billion downloads worldwide and as of July 2020, the popular app is under fire from the US government due its Chinese connections. Trump is looking at even banning the app from the US all together. How did this app become so incredibly popular in the US though and what were the struggles this app faced on its way to greatness?