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TikTok Users Increasingly Use the Site for News Updates

Launched in 2016 by Chinese technology company ByteDance, TikTok now has a community of more than 1 billion active users spread across the globe.

The United States has the largest active audience by country breakdown, with more than 143 million users engaging in content, according to Statista. Indonesia has the second largest audience (106 million), and Brazil the third largest with 95 million users.

What are these individuals turning to TikTok content creators for? A new survey finds that alongside recipes, tutorials, and dance trend videos, Americans are also looking to TikTok for news updates and analysis, according to new research from the Pew Research Center.