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What’s Next For TikTok? | US Bill Passes House Of Reps [Video]

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What’s Next For TikTok? | US Bill Passes House Of Reps

WHAT’S NEXT FOR TIKTOK?
The United States is one step closer to potentially banning TikTok, after the House of Representatives passed a bill overnight. It’s caused quite the stir, particularly with content creators. To quickly catch you up on things, the US government has just voted in favour of a Bill that would give ByteDance, the Chinese company that owns TikTok, two options: sell TikTok, or face a ban. China responded by saying that there is no evidence of a security threat, and that the ban is an act of bullying, while TikTok says it’s not a threat, and is working hard to stop the bill. It still needs to be passed through the Senate before anything happens, and there are plenty of people in the US who aren’t supportive of it. As for the content creators, they’ve been speaking out against the ban, as well as preparing for it, just in case.

NBL
The 2024 NBL Championship Series is set! Last night Tasmania’s JackJumpers beat the Perth Wildcats to earn their place in the series. While Melbourne United secured their spot against the Illawarra Hawks. The best-of-five contest will begin on Sunday.

PLASTIC EATING WORMS
What if I told you worms could hold the key to getting on top of our plastic pollution problem? Well, that’s something scientists in Singapore are looking to. Yep, these guys love plastic, and have the unique ability to break it down, thanks to a special bacterial enzyme in their gut. That’s why these scientists in Singapore say the super scoffers could hold the key to getting on top of our huge plastic pollution problem and they’re carrying out a bunch of experiments. But even though they’re super worms, with super guts, researchers say it’s also up to us to help save the world from plastic waste.

JAPAN ROCKET EXPLODES
First up to Japan, where just seconds after take-off, disaster struck this unmanned rocket. It’s bad news for the team behind it, who wanted to become the first Japanese company to send a satellite into orbit. They say an investigation is underway to find out what went wrong, and are hoping the next one goes a little more according to plan.

BABY RED FOX
Now to an unusual way of feeding baby foxes. Staff from Richmond Wildlife Centre in the US reckon dressing up as a fox, wearing gloves, and perching this baby kit up on a toy plushy of a fox is the closest experience they can give to the real thing. The reason is that they want to be able to return this orphaned fox to the wild when it’s older, so limiting its contact with human sounds and faces is kind of important.

THAILAND ELEPHANT DAY
And finally to Thailand, which has just celebrated its National Elephant Day. A day to highlight the important role elephants play in the environment and make sure they stay protected from threats like poaching. As for the 70-odd elephants in this region, they got to gorge themselves on tonnes of fruit and veggies. As well as a spot of sing-song.
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Delaying C-70 would be a gift to our adversaries / Richard Fadden / MLI in parliament
Delaying C-70 would be a gift to our adversaries / Richard Fadden / MLI in parliament
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