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TikTok, the social video platform that has captivated young audiences and run afoul of the Trump Administration, has surpassed 1 billion monthly active users worldwide. The current user level represents a 45% leap from mid-2020.

The company, which is owned by Chinese conglomerate ByteDance, announced the milestone in a blog post. “TikTok has become a beloved part of life for people around the world because of the creativity and authenticity of our creators,” the post said.

Fueled by an architecture that promotes sharing across other apps, TikTok caught on with younger users because of its catchy mix of quick cutting, music and creative expression. TikTok launched in the U.S. in 2017, several years after ByteDance was formed.

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