Ippolito talks about TikTok with WVII
WVII (Channel 7) featured Jon Ippolito, a University of Maine professor of new media, in its story about data collection by TikTok, a China-based application used by social media fans around the world. U.S. Intelligence officials characterize the app as a security threat. Ippolito said TikTok collects selected user data, commonly used for marketing purposes. “It’s not clear to me how the Chinese government would use that information to nefarious ends,” he said.