On Monday Canada announced it is banning TikTok on government issued devices due to security concerns.

People are worried about the app’s data harvesting abilities and whether it sends sensitive information to the Chinese government.

Dr Joanne Gray and Katie Hadaway talk about their understanding of the concerns around TikTok, whether Australia will implement similar laws and what everyday social media users should consider when they use these apps.


Image: Image: Shutterstock – XanderSt

Produced By: Josie Lu

Featured In Story: Dr Joanne Gray – Lecturer in Digital Cultures at the University of Sydney, and Katie Hadaway – Media Communications student at the University of Sydney and frequent TikTok user

First aired on The Wire, Wednesday 1 March 2023