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The Number One Social Media App Is Missing From Coronavirus Inquiry

  • U.K. lawmakers won’t quiz TikTok in Online Harms panel
  • 5G conspiracy theories on social media escaping moderation
TikTok App In Poland

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U.K. lawmakers meeting on Thursday will question executives from some of the world’s biggest technology companies on their efforts to eliminate the spread of misinformation during the pandemic.

But TikTok, the most-downloaded app in the world outside China during the crisis according to analytics firm App Annie, has not been asked to appear -- despite the popularity of posts made by its enthusiastic users falsely connecting 5G wireless technology to the spread of Covid-19.