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TikTok overtakes Facebook as world's most downloaded app

Data protection becoming more important as consumers demand privacy

China's TikTok was the most downloaded social media app in 2020 -- ahead of Facebook and three other apps the U.S. company owns.    © Reuters

TOKYO -- A global survey of downloads in 2020 shows TikTok, a video-sharing app developed in China, on top of the list of social media providers for the first time since the study was first conducted in 2018.

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