Let's call it The Great Switch. Canadian TikTok is full of jokes, dances and Tim Hortons orders but soon there could be a lot of Americans joining in on the fun. With the app being banned in the U.S., people in our neighbouring country are making their accounts Canadian to keep using it.
It's been talked about for a while but it's finally happening now.
As of September 19, people in the U.S. will be banned from downloading the video-sharing app.
This is supposed to address the concerns the U.S. has about how secure users' data is and the app's connection to China.
However, that isn't going to stop people from using the app.
Some have already started sharing ways that TikTok users in the U.S. can get around the ban.
One Canadian tweeted, "if any US residents want the Canadian TikTok link, just change your location to Canada lol then you will still get updates for the app."
Someone else said that they have already changed their region to the northern nation just in case the workaround actually works.
"So, it looks like I live in Canada now," another person said.
That's because they used a VPN to make it look like they're here and not in the U.S.
If any US residents want the Canadian TikTok link, just change your location to Canada lol then you will still get… https://t.co/o671aT6SpJ— 🇨🇦🍁Cheryl🍁🇨🇦CANADA🍁🇨🇦 (@🇨🇦🍁Cheryl🍁🇨🇦CANADA🍁🇨🇦) 1600437778.0
While some people are talking about workarounds, others are talking about what will happen to popular TikTok users and other Americans who like the app.
"I guess we'll all have to move to Canada or something," one person tweeted.
Someone else asked, "so are all the Tiktok stars gonna move to Canada if it gets banned in the US?"
So are all the Tiktok stars gonna move to Canada if it gets banned in the US?— KLW (@KLW) 1600436496.0
They're already seeing Canadian content on the platform.
Apparently the government of Canada has ads on TikTok about how COVID-19 can spread in social settings.
The video uses purple glitter to show all the ways that people can come into contact with the virus.