TikTok has become one of the most popular apps in the United States despite attempts by lawmakers to ban it. The New York Times wanted to learn more about the company behind this powerful platform and the people who use it.
My name is Sapna Maheshwari and I am the resident reporter for The Times TikTok. I would like to hear from those who are associated with the company in various ways, including:
current and former employees. We’re eager to learn more about the relationship between TikTok and its parent, Chinese app maker ByteDance. We’re also interested in learning more about how TikTok views its business in the US, from ad sales to e-commerce, and how the company manages content on the platform.
People using TikTok. How does it affect your life? If you’re a parent or educator, how do you feel about young people using the app? Are you using it?
Those in TikTok’s unique community and those who make money from the platform in unexpected ways.
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