Students weigh the risks & benefits of TikTok

Virgil Lin, Photojournalism


A student weighs the risks and benefits of keeping TikTok on her phone in the few days before the app is banned in the United States. The Sept. 15 ban, while of marginal importance to her, is getting TikTok’s employees feeling anxious and angry over President Trump’s crackdown. It means more potential job losses in an economy already soaring with unemployment and a national reckoning over what the Internet should be. Photo and caption by Virgil Lin 2020.