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TikTok Timeline

TikTok’s epic rise and stumble

A timeline of the app’s growing popularity in the United States amid increasing government scrutiny

TikTok’s rise in the West is unprecedented for any Chinese tech company, and so is the amount of attention it has attracted from politicians worldwide. Below is a timeline of how TikTok grew from what some considered another “copycat” short video app to global dominance and eventually became a target of the U.S. government.

TikTok’s epic rise and stumble