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Ballot: Nearly Half of America Hates TikTok

Despite TikTok's fairly large group of haters, is this really the time to turn your back on laughter?

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September
16, 2020

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This story originally appeared on PCMag

Love it or hate it, TikTok may be here to stay. But it seems a lot of people hate it.

The clock was on TikTok's US time. It looks like there's a last minute reprieve where the social media platform's parent company, ByteDance, is moving its subsidiary to a wholly U.S.-based entity that it and Oracle will be involved in as a result of TikToks Persistence resent about 40 percent of the country.

Reviews.org surveyed 500 people in July about their feelings about the platform and found that 20.40 percent hate TikTok videos. Another 19.60 percent said they didn't like them. While 500 people are far from representing more than 300 million people, one statement probably applies to the majority: those surveyed aged 45 and over were more likely to show a particular aversion to the platform.

Weren't they entertained? Some of the best comedies during quarantine are from TikTok (often after they debuted on Twitter).

Sara Cooper's Trump lip-syncing has turned tears into laughter and her social media fame into a Netflix special.

Rosa and Marlene (Adam Ray and Marlene Mendez) found friendship and blessed us with their reaction videos.

And as we discover that there could be life on Venus, we must be grateful for everything that makes us feel alive here.

Real aliens are like pic.twitter.com/JZzBNCCzhH

– Jeff Wright (@JeffRightNoww) April 16, 2020

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