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Assuming the deal goes through, it could be a good outcome for Parler. To date, the startup had raised $56 million — what West paid, however, is unknown.

In addition, TikTok will now require users to be at least 18 years old before they’re allowed to go live on the platform.

While the changes seem sound in theory, TikTok users — kids, often — do lie about their ages when joining the app. There’s no good solution for this problem, beyond the use of age-verification technologies like video selfies, which come with their own set of issues around privacy.

A source told TechCrunch the company now has around 20 million DAUs. For comparison, The Information noted that the app had 7.9 million users as of July of this year. We also heard the app had around 2 million DAUs as of this April.

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This Week in Apps: Kanye to buy Parler, TikTok’s adult-only streams, BeReal’s B round by Sarah Perez originally published on TechCrunch

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