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The social media platform TikTok was originally known as Musical.ly and is an international version of the Chinese app Douyin. TikTok is known for its short-form videos, evolving from dance and lip-syncing to all genres including comedy and educational videos. 

In 2020, President Donald Trump threatened to ban TikTok if the company did not sell to its U.S. business, calling TikTok a national security threat. Today, TikTok features include a "For You" page, which is a feed of videos that are recommended to users based on their activity on the app, and a TikTok Creator Fund, giving influencers the opportunity to earn money on the app. 

TikTok Launch Date: August 2, 2018

Most Followed TikTok Accounts: 

How many active monthly users does TikTok have? As of February 2021, TikTok has a reported 1.1 billion monthly active users. The app has also been downloaded more than 2.6 billion times worldwide and is available in over 150 countries. 

TikTok net worth: $50 billion

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