How TikTok Went From Teen Sensation to Political Pariah

From a Washington Post story by Hamza Shaban and Jonathan Baran headlined “How TikTok went from teen sensation to political pariah”:

In the seven years since TikTok was born as a niche lip-syncing app for Chinese teens, the platform has reshaped the media landscape — forcing U.S. tech giants to reckon with a foreign rival. The short-form video platform has amassed startling economic power, with more than a billion users and revenue expected to surpass YouTube’s, at nearly $25 billion by 2025.