[Air-L] TikTok Bans and Research

Arditi, David M darditi at uta.edu
Fri Jan 13 10:01:43 PST 2023

Yes, I know there are workarounds. I can access from my personal phone or tablet. The issue seems to be about academic freedom and being able to conduct research on things, even if the state doesn't like it.


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From: Aram Sinnreich <aram at american.edu> 
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To: Arditi, David M <darditi at uta.edu>
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Subject: Re: [Air-L] TikTok Bans and Research


At the risk of asking the obvious, have you tried accessing the service via a (non-university) VPN?

> On Jan 13, 2023, at 12:30 PM, Arditi, David M via Air-L <air-l at listserv.aoir.org> wrote:
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> Hi All,
> I just realized that I can no longer access TikTok from work computers. This is in compliance with a policy about TikTok in Texas. Since the American federal government and other states are banning it as well, I'm wondering if anyone has figured out an effective workaround. This is a big barrier to conducting academic research on TikTok, social media, or just the cultural world. Any suggestions would be useful.
> Thank you,
> David
> Dr. David Arditi
> Associate Professor of Sociology
> Director of the Center for Theory
> University of Texas at Arlington
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