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Reproduced from CivicScience; Note: ±3.0% margin of error; Chart: Axios Visuals

TikTok has been all over the news in recent days, as President Trump has put the app squarely in his sights.

The state of play: New CivicScience data provided first to Axios show continued growth in TikTok’s user base since the beginning of the year, with 14% of those surveyed saying they use the app.

  • That's up from 10% at the beginning of the year, based on a survey of more than 21,000 Americans over age 13 since January.

Details: While use among those 13-24 has declined, use by every other age group, including those over 55, has increased.

  • TikTok usage has risen the most among 25-34-year olds — up from 11% in Q1 to 16% in Q2 — reaching 19% in August.

Yes, but: Data also show users are cutting back. That may be because TikTokers are almost two times as likely as nonusers to be working reduced hours and getting paid less right now, with 21% of users choosing that as their current employment status compared to 12% of nonusers.

  • Nonusers were more likely to be working as usual or working from home.

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Oct 6, 2020 - Sports

Sports betting apps still have low awareness

Reproduced from CivicScience; Chart: Axios Visuals

Sports betting stocks have been some of the best performers on the market this year, with DraftKings shares up 466% and Barstool Sports-backed Penn National up 176%.

The state of play: A new survey from CivicScience, provided first to Axios, shows sports betting likely has a great deal of growth potential. But much of that may be baked into already-lofty shares prices.

Instagram head on TikTok ban: "Damage might have already been done"

Photo illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios. Photo: Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch

Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, told Axios in an interview Monday that President Trump's efforts to ban TikTok may have already dealt irreversible damage to the digital world.

Driving the news: "The damage might have already been done in terms of normalizing this type of policy," Mosseri said. He and others have previously cautioned that nations targeting individual apps could chill innovation and free expression and encourage authoritarian governments to further extend their reach online.

Updated 17 mins ago - Politics & Policy

Prosecutors charge parents of Michigan school shooting suspect

Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

The parents of a 15-year-old accused of killing four students and wounding seven other people at a Michigan high school have been charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter, according to court documents.

The latest: Lawyers for James and Jennifer Crumbley told the Detroit News they are "returning to the area to be arraigned," after law enforcement officials announced a search for the Crumbleys had been initiated.