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July 12, 2024 at 2:50 AM

Country music sensation Austin Williams talks TikTok ride to success

ABC News' Linsey Davis speaks with viral content creator Austin Williams about being inspired by his Southern roots and the deep love for music that changed his life.
July 12, 2024 at 2:50 AM
VIDEO: Country music sensation Austin Williams talks TikTok ride to success
July 3, 2024 at 3:38 PM

Husband speaks out after late wife's goodbye video goes viral

Derek Rodenhausen, the husband of the late author Sarah Mandel, opens up about his wife's final TikTok video.
July 3, 2024 at 3:38 PM
Sarah Mandel had one final video shared to her TikTok account following her death on June 1. The nearly two-minutelong video has since gone viral.
July 3, 2024 at 2:30 PM

Parenting influencers speak out as new social media law goes into effect

Illinois' new law requires compensation for kids under 16 shown on social media.
July 3, 2024 at 2:30 PM
Brooke Raybould shares her life as a mom to four boys on her Instagram account, which has more than 700,000 followers.
June 28, 2024 at 4:56 PM

Racial equality groups join fight against potential TikTok ban

Senior Advisor for the Muslim Public Affairs Council Faiyaz Hussain describes how the ban on the platform would strip away an essential tool minority groups use for advocacy.
June 28, 2024 at 4:56 PM
VIDEO: Racial equality groups join fight against potential TikTok ban
June 27, 2024 at 6:03 PM

Racial justice, civil rights groups join to fight potential TikTok ban

Supporters of the lawsuit argue the legislation threatens the First Amendment rights of 170 million U.S. users and would effectively ban the app.
June 27, 2024 at 6:03 PM
In this photo illustration, the TikTok app is displayed on an iPhone screen on April 24, 2024 in Miami.
June 24, 2024 at 9:30 PM

Why is the US government trying to ban TikTok? 

Is it rational for the U.S. government to force the sale of TikTok from its Chinese parent company, ByteDance, over national security concerns?
June 24, 2024 at 9:30 PM
Is it rational for the U.S. government to force the sale of TikTok from its Chinese parent company, ByteDance, over national security concerns?
June 21, 2024 at 2:16 AM

TikTalk: Comedian and farmer Matt Mathews says making people laugh is 'rewarding'

ABC News' Linsey Davis speaks with content creator and comedian Matt Mathews about going viral after posting about life on a farm.
June 21, 2024 at 2:16 AM
VIDEO: TikTalk: Comedian and farmer Matt Mathews says making people laugh is 'rewarding'
June 20, 2024 at 11:16 PM

TikTok introducing AI avatars

The "Symphony" program allows brands to create AI-generated avatars of real influencers and actors to sell their products. ABC News' Emanuelle Saliba joins the show to explain how the program works.
June 20, 2024 at 11:16 PM
VIDEO: TikTok introducing AI avatars
1 month ago

Retail sales stagger while TikTok introduces AI avatar ads

ABC News business reporter Alexis Christoforous reports on the latest economic trends.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Retail sales stagger while TikTik introduces AI avatar ads
1 month ago

TikTok’s news influence grows

TikTok is becoming a rising news source. Lawmakers are raising concerns about its impact on younger audiences.
1 month ago
VIDEO:  TikTok’s news influence grows
1 month ago

Young people turn to TikTok to cope with cancer

Natasha Allen and other young people are using TikTok to not only share their cancer journeys, but to also find community.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Young people turn to TikTok to cope with cancer
1 month ago

The looming U.S. ban or sale of TikTok is putting free speech, livelihoods at risk

Congress passed a law to potentially ban a platform that is a source of income for many--Some TikTok users are questioning how to balance the right to free speech and national security concerns.
1 month ago
VIDEO:  The looming U.S. ban or sale of TikTok is putting free speech, livelihoods at risk
2 months ago

TikTok family on the story behind viral Four Seasons 1-year-old baby girl

ABC News’ Stephanie Ramos spoke with the family behind the viral Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts baby.
2 months ago
VIDEO: TikTok family on the story behind viral Four Seasons 1-year-old baby girl
2 months ago

TikTok sensation Kim Hale performs in 'Chicago'

We follow Kim Hale as she fulfills her dream of performing in a Broadway show
2 months ago
VIDEO: TikTok sensation Kim Hale performs in 'Chicago'
2 months ago

TikTok tests 60 minute video uploads for select users

The company’s goal is to compete with YouTube by allowing more detailed content.
2 months ago
VIDEO:  TikTok tests 60 minute video uploads for select users
2 months ago

Tik Talk: Chef Josh Scherer dishes on creating one-of-a-kind recipes

ABC News’ Linsey Davis spoke with chef and content creator Josh Scherer on inventing unique recipes for “Mythical Kitchen” and how he hopes the new generation of chefs will inspire people.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Tik Talk: Chef Josh Scherer dishes on creating one-of-a-kind recipes
2 months ago

TikTok users file lawsuit against US government

TikTok users have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government, claiming the recent legislation is a violation of their first amendment right. ABC News contributor Brian Buckmire explains.
2 months ago
VIDEO: TikTok users file lawsuit against US government
2 months ago

TikTok creators suing over TikTok ban

A group of TikTokers are suing the federal government over the new law that could potentially ban the popular social media platform boasting over a billion users worldwide.
2 months ago
VIDEO: TikTok creators suing over TikTok ban
2 months ago

TikTok creators file lawsuit against federal government

The move comes as a new law could eventually lead to the app being banned in the U.S.
2 months ago
VIDEO: TikTok creators file lawsuit against federal government
2 months ago

Creators file lawsuit in fight to save TikTok

Content creators are suing the government to stop a potential ban of the social media platform. ABC News' Rhiannon Ally reports on their argument.
2 months ago
VIDEO:  Creators file lawsuit in fight to save TikTok
2 months ago

TikTok increases its control over content

The social media company is adding a feature allowing it to automatically label AI-generated content created on other platforms.
2 months ago
VIDEO:  TikTok increases its control over content
2 months ago

TikTok rolls out feature to label AI content

"GMA" looks at the new feature to label AI-created content in an effort to help battle misinformation.
2 months ago
VIDEO: TikTok rolls out feature to label AI content
2 months ago

TikTok sues to block potential ban. Can it win?

The social platform has a viable case but faces challenges, experts said.
2 months ago
The TikTok short-form video hosting service application is seen on a mobile device in this illustration photo taken on March 14, 2024.
2 months ago

TikTok to automatically label AI-generated content 

In a move to help combat online misinformation, the social media giant says it will identify some ai-generated content.
2 months ago
TikTok can be seen on the display of a smartphone.
2 months ago

TikTok sues US government to prevent potential ban

The social media company claims the law to ban the app is "unconstitutional" and violates Americans' right to free speech.
2 months ago
VIDEO: TikTok sues US government to prevent potential ban
2 months ago

TikTok sues US government over potential ban

TikTok and Chinese parent company ByteDance filed a lawsuit against the federal government over what it called an "unconstitutional" potential ban of the social media platform in the United States.
2 months ago
VIDEO: TikTok sues US government over potential ban
2 months ago

TikTok sues federal government over potential US ban

TikTok and its owners ByteDance filed a lawsuit against the federal government Tuesday over its potential ban of the app in the United States.
2 months ago
In this photo illustration logo of TikTok is displayed on a mobile phone screen in front of The Capitol Building in Washington DC, April 20, 2024.
2 months ago

TikTok suing US government over potential nationwide ban

Parent company ByteDance claims the new law, signed in April, violates users' First Amendment rights.
2 months ago
VIDEO: TikTok suing US government over potential nationwide ban
2 months ago

TikTok sues US government over potential ban

TikTok's parent company ByteDance claims the newly signed law violates users First Amendment rights.
2 months ago
VIDEO: TikTok sues US government over potential ban
2 months ago

Support grows for TikTok ban: Poll

Fifty-one percent of adults say the U.S. government should try to force a sale of the Chinese-owned app and 53% support a ban if it is not sold, according to an ABC News/Ipsos poll.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Support grows for TikTok ban: Poll
2 months ago

Return of music’s biggest stars to TikTok

Universal Music Group has signed a deal for some top artists to reappear on the popular platform.
2 months ago
VIDEO:  Return of music’s biggest stars to TikTok
2 months ago

Brothers on TikTok show the world autism is a superpower

Max, who has autism, and his brother Jake are amassing millions of followers and even more views on social media. They want to show the world that autism is a superpower. ABC News' Em Nguyen reports.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Brothers on TikTok show the world autism is a superpower
3 months ago

Gov. Ned Lamont discusses financial literacy & the potential TikTok ban

ABC News' Linsey Davis spoke with Gov. Ned Lamont to discuss the inclusion of financial literacy as a requirement in Connecticut high schools and the "slippery slope" of a potential TikTok ban.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Gov. Ned Lamont discusses financial literacy & the potential TikTok ban
3 months ago

Senate takes up potential TikTok ban

Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi discusses the possibility of banning TikTok and why it was included in a foreign aid package.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Senate takes up potential TikTok ban
3 months ago

By The Numbers: TikTok

A look at the numbers behind the popularity of TikTok and the legislation that could potentially ban the app.
3 months ago
VIDEO: By The Numbers: TikTok
3 months ago

Senate to vote on TikTok ban bill

The $95 billion foreign aid package, which included the TikTok ban, was passed by the House on Saturday.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Senate to vote on TikTok ban bill
3 months ago

Congress seems poised to pass potential TikTok ban in US. How would it work?

The measure sailed through the House as part of a foreign aid package.
3 months ago
The TikTok logo is displayed outside TikTok social media app company offices in Culver City, California, on March 16, 2023.
3 months ago

What would a TikTok ban mean? 

A measure banning the popular social media platform would likely result in significant legal challenges citing the First Amendment, experts say.
3 months ago
A measure banning the popular social media platform would likely result in significant legal challenges citing the First Amendment, experts say.
3 months ago

Congress gets closer to forcing TikTok to be sold or face US ban: What's next

What's next after the foreign aid package that passed the House on Saturday included legislation to force a sale of TikTok by its Chinese parent company, ByteDance
3 months ago
The TikTok logo is displayed outside TikTok social media app company offices in Culver City, Calif., on March 16, 2023.
3 months ago

ByteDance says potential TikTok ban ‘violates the First Amendment’

The company said it intends to legally challenge the issue should it pass the Senate.
3 months ago
VIDEO: ByteDance says potential TikTok ban ‘violates the First Amendment’
3 months ago

Fallout after House passes bill to force sale of TikTok from Chinese owners

The House of Representatives passed legislation over the weekend that could see the app banned in the U.S. if ByteDance doesn’t sell the popular app within a year.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Fallout after House passes bill to force sale of TikTok from Chinese owners
3 months ago

Potential TikTok ban in bill before Senate

The Senate is expected to vote on House legislation providing aid for Ukraine and Israel. Included in that legislation is a ban on TikTok if the Chinese-based owner does not relinquish its stake.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Potential TikTok ban in bill before Senate
3 months ago

The growing fight over TikTok as the House votes to ban it

The House of Representatives passed a bill Saturday night that would give Chinese-owned ByteDance one year to divest from TikTok or face a U.S. nationwide ban.
3 months ago
VIDEO: The growing fight over TikTok as the House votes to ban it
3 months ago

Ban on TikTok lumped in with Johnson's foreign aid package: What it could mean

A ban on the popular social media app TikTok in the United States is lumped in with Speaker Mike Johnson and House Republicans' $95 billion foreign aid package.
3 months ago
TikTok on a phone.
3 months ago

TikTok influencers the Scarlotta twins’ hilarious take on inflation

ABC News’ Linsey Davis spoke with TikTok influencers the Scarlotta twins from Staten Island about how they broke down the economic crisis in New York style
3 months ago
VIDEO: TikTok influencers the Scarlotta twins’ hilarious take on inflation
3 months ago

House GOP to include TikTok ban in foreign aid bill

Lawmakers’ plan to ban the social media app could be fast-tracked by Congress by attaching it to larger security bills and spending packages.
3 months ago
VIDEO: House GOP to include TikTok ban in foreign aid bill
3 months ago

By The Numbers: Gen Z ditches Google for TikTok

A look at the numbers behind Generation Z turning to TikTok as their search engine of choice.
3 months ago
VIDEO: By The Numbers: Gen Z ditches Google for TikTok
3 months ago

Families of kids harmed online react to Mark Zuckerberg’s apology

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologized to families in dramatic testimony on Capitol Hill.
3 months ago
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, apologizes to families who have been harmed due to unsafe social media during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Jan. 31, 2024, in Washington.
3 months ago

I tried the TikTok-viral Halara work pants

Casey Delbasso, an ecommerce writer at "Good Morning America," wore a pair of trending Halara work pants for a day. Here's what she found out.
3 months ago
VIDEO: I tried the TikTok-viral Halara work pants
3 months ago

Woman finds therapy through cleaning gravestones

Alicia Williams posts videos of herself cleaning gravestones online, where they have captured the attention of millions of people.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Woman finds therapy through cleaning gravestones