TikTok at UVA: Student Perspectives

TikTok, the trending social media app specializing in short form videos, has recently been contested as concerns arise related to data security. The app is owned by Byte Dance, a Bejing-based company, and the United States government has taken to banning it on all federal devices. Some states have begun to ban the app as well, with universities and colleges around the nation beginning to question if TikTok should be banned on their campuses as well. We as UVA students their thoughts on the current situation.

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I'm an 18-year-old male from Danville, Virginia who also is currently as first year student attending the University of Virginia. I intend on majoring in Computer Science and, potentially, Media Studies. I also currently hold An Associate's of Arts & Sciences in Science Degree with greatest honors from Danville Community College. My pronouns are He/Him or They/Them.
I am Jason Banks, a third year student majoring in History. My contact info is asb7am@virginia.edu.
I am a graduate of UVa's College of Arts and Sciences ('23), graduating with a double major in English and Media Studies and a minor in Latin American Studies. I previously served as the President for WUVA. Please feel free to contact me at rel6bu@virginia.edu.


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