TICKTOK, BOOM. (SXSW) – Review by Valerie Kalfrin

With more than 2 billion users—a significant chunk of them under 25—TikTok has become an app that launches careers, earns exponential income, and scares the heck out of privacy advocates, competitors, and even its users. The documentary TikTok, Boom. tackles almost too much in an hour and 37 minutes. Yet even where it doesn’t probe deeply, the film advocates for examining this platform that carries more dangers than its dance and lip-synch videos indicate.

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