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‘I don’t care’: young TikTokers unfazed by US furor over data collection

Trump has threatened to ban the app amid privacy concerns. But young people say they’re used to being tracked

Mauren Sparrow downloaded TikTok in March to pass the time during lockdown. Since then she’s posted tutorials on crafting and videos of her two cats, Calcifer and Jiji, some of which have accrued millions of views and likes.

But with the Chinese-owned app now under fire over data privacy concerns, Sparrow, 29, and other young users have reacted with a resounding shrug.

I’m so used to all social networks having my data that I feel it’s just the price I have to pay to connect with others

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