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Here's the latest for Tuesday, September 27th: Florida orders 2.5 million to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Ian; Denmark says Baltic gas pipeline leaks 'deliberate actions'; Major drug bust in Germany; Woman hit by train while in police car out of hospital.news.yahoo.com
Kentucky man who shot classmates in '97 denied parole
Michael Carneal, who killed three fellow students and wounded five others when he was 14 years old, will have to spend the rest of his life in prison without another opportunity to seek parole, the Kentucky Parole Board voted Monday.news.yahoo.com
UK: TikTok may face big fine over children's data protection
LONDON — (AP) — TikTok could face a 27 million-pound ($29 million) fine in the U.K. over a possible breach of U.K. data protection law by failing to protect children's privacy when they are using the video-sharing platform. The U.K. Information Commissioner's Office said Monday that it has issued the social media company a legal document that precedes a potential fine. It said TikTok may have processed the data of children under 13 without appropriate parental consent, and processed “special category data” without legal grounds to do so. The commissioner said “special category data” included ethnic and racial origin, political opinions, religious beliefs and sexual orientation. Information Commissioner John Edwards said the body's provisional view was that TikTok “fell short” of providing proper data privacy protections.wftv.com
NyQuil chicken: FDA warns people not to try ‘unappetizing’ TikTok challenge
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning those responding to a TikTok video that encourages people to cook chicken in an over-the-counter cold medicine that they could be risking their lives. >> Read more trending newsThe viral video, which on Tuesday had racked up more than 1.3 million views, shows people sauteing chicken in NyQuil. The FDA issued a post on its website last week addressing not only the “NyQuil Chicken” video, but other challenges seen on the social media site. “The challenge sounds silly and unappetizing — and it is. Even if you don’t eat the chicken, inhaling the medication’s vapors while cooking could cause high levels of the drugs to enter your body.wftv.com
TikTok search results riddled with misinformation: Report
TikTok is the second most popular domain in the world, according to online performance and security company Cloudflare, exceeded only by Google. TikTok released a statement in response to NewsGuard's report noting that its community guidelines prohibit harmful misinformation and that it works to promote authoritative content about important topics like COVID-19. “We do not allow harmful misinformation, including medical misinformation, and we will remove it from the platform,” the company said. Researchers found that TikTok's own search tool seems designed to steer users to false claims in some cases. When researchers typed the words “COVID vaccine" into the search tool, for instance, the tool suggested searches on key words including “COVID vaccine exposed" and "COVID vaccine injury."wftv.com
Teens found guilty of shoving Asian woman into canal in Ireland
The incident, which was just one of four horrifying incidents involving teen boys that Xeudan “Shirley” Xiong had to endure on the same day, was caught in a viral video posted on TikTok. Xiong, now 50, went out for a stroll along the Royal Canal on the evening of Aug. 14, 2020. A group of two or three boys then laughed, Xiong said.news.yahoo.com
TikTokers are telling viewers to point their genitals at the sun to 'increase your vibrations.' Experts warn against it, but 'perineum sunning' keeps going viral.
Videos by influencers encouraging their followers to expose their perineal areas to the sun are going viral, but experts warn against it.news.yahoo.com
Sweet success: Viral video shows ice cream shop employee with Down syndrome celebrating 1st paycheck
ARDEN, N.C. — A North Carolina woman celebrating her first paycheck has stolen the hearts of millions of TikTok users. >> Read more trending newsDale Beck, 28, who has Down syndrome, was videoed by her mother earlier this month proudly displaying the fruits of her labor as a new employee of Howdy Homemade Ice Cream in Arden. The 52-second video garnered several million views before Beck’s mother was forced to remove it from the platform “due to a few issues,” and several subsequent posts have chronicled Beck’s newfound fame. The Texas-based ice cream franchise, with the mission of hiring people with disabilities, opened its doors in Arden in June, WLOS reported. It’s a nice place,” she told WLOS.wftv.com
Alabama man arrested in connection with slaying of TikTok star’s son
PRICHARD, Ala. — An Alabama man surrendered to police Thursday in connection with the fatal shooting of the son of a popular TikTok influencer, authorities said. Gulley is accused of fatally shooting Randon Lee, 18, at a Prichard gas station on June 24. Lee was the son of TikTok star Ophelia Nichols, who goes by the name of shoelover99 on TikTok. Arrest made in killing of local TikTok star’s son https://t.co/gxzZuRpRCy — FOX10News | WALA (@FOX10News) August 19, 2022Lee would have turned 19 on June 25. I think of the person who did this to my son and have empathy for his family once they find out,” Nichols added.wftv.com
Florida social media influencers entertain millions by observing the weird, wacky things in the Sunshine State
This week on Florida’s Fourth Estate, Ginger Gadsden and Matt Austin are speaking with two of Florida’s best known influencers when it comes to viral videos. They each have millions of followers on TikTok alone. Each one has their unique style and brand that their followers cannot get enough of, and they have managed to turned a hobby into big business.
China used TV, TikTok stars in discreet Olympics campaign
A “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” TV star, a Paralympic swimmer and a self-described “brand king” were among the Instagram and TikTok influencers who were paid by Chinese officials for a discreet campaign that promoted the Beijing Winter Olympics, new Justice Department documents reveal.
🔓'Candling and Q-Tips’ earwax removal: DIY or no?
Are you one of those people who enjoy watching videos about cleaning out ears? Believe it or not, videos with the hashtag #earwax have amassed over 5 billion views on TikTok alone. And you may be surprised by the ways many people clean their ears. Consumer Reports’ experts put their ear to the ground to find out what the safest methods are for removing earwax.
Panel recommends policy changes after Orange deputies suspended over TikTok videos
A citizens advisory committee has recommended changes to the Orange County Sheriff’s social media policy after two deputies were suspended for posting inappropriate TikTok videos of themselves while wearing agency uniforms.