TikTok faces increasing government scrutiny and bans around the world

TikTok has faced bans in multiple countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, and New Zealand. The reasons for these bans vary, but they all reflect concerns about TikTok’s links to China through its parent company, ByteDance, and the possibility that the Chinese government could pressure the company to hand over users’ personal information.

Meta partners with Polygon to introduce features that let creators mint and sell NFTs on Instagram.

Earlier this year, Meta unveiled new tools for creators to build businesses on Facebook and Instagram as part of its endeavor to reform its social media platforms in order to create stronger competitive advantages over TikTok and other competitors in the industry. One of the most significant features introduced is the option for creators to create their own digital collectibles on Instagram and sell them to fans, both on and off Instagram.