Here's what you need to know about the platform and why it is facing bans from the top app stores.
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"Lies laced with anger and hate spread faster and further than the boring facts of news," says the Forum on Information & Democracy, which has laid out 250 ways social media companies can be regulated to tackle a growing threat to democracy.
The app, owned by ByteDance, a private Chinese company, has come under scrutiny in Australia after Donald Trump announced plans for a possible ban in the United States.