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Is it time to delete TikTok? The Washington Post provides this advice regarding the rumors and the real privacy risks.
"TikTok doesn’t appear to take any more of your data than Facebook. That’s not a compliment."
If your nonprofit prohibits TikTok, shouldn't it prohibit Facebook for the same reason?
-=-=-=-=-=- Jayne Cravens Author, The LAST Virtual Volunteering Guidebook
It's true that there are a lot of security risks when it comes to social media platforms, especially Facebook. The problem then is that if you don't use social media, how do you reach as many people as you did before. Sure, you can go back to the old ways of advertising, but it's not nearly as effective in today's age. With everything, there comes a risk and for nonprofit organizations, I would say that it's worth the risk to use Facebook. I don't know all of the risks a nonprofit could have, but there are countless security engineers working tirelessly at Facebook to increase security. Also, nearly every corporation has data breaches and no matter what tool you use, you are putting yourself at risk. Facebook certainly isn't known as secure, but it's also such a huge way to reach people.
I've heard a lot of cybersecurity professionals on my LinkedIn talking about how insecure TikTok is. I'm not sure why it's being compared to Facebook in the article, but I see no reason to download or use the app.
Facebook at least has a purpose, whereas TikTok is just a very insecure app on your phone used to waste time. Yes, it is time to delete TikTok.
"Facebook at least has a purpose, whereas TikTok is just a very insecure app on your phone used to waste time. Yes, it is time to delete TikTok."
While I am not a TikTok user, I'm seeing a lot of nonprofits use it. It doesn't seem to be any bigger of a waste of time than any other social media - I've seen enough since I first started this thread to see that nonprofits DO use it to create awareness about a cause or try to encourage a behavior change. And Facebook's myriad of security issues make it just as insecure.
Just like any social media, it seems to be a matter of: (1) is there an audience on this platform you need to reach and (2) are there ways to keep your data safe if you use this?
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