TikTok, a popular social media platform known for short videos, is facing a potential ban in the United States due to national security concerns. The US government, under President Biden, has demanded that ByteDance, TikTok's China-based parent company, sell the app or face a ban. In response, TikTok is making efforts to improve its public image and demonstrate its positive impact.

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To counter the looming US ban, TikTok has launched the TikTok Change Makers Program, committing $1 million to support 50 global creators who make positive impacts both on and off the platform. Each selected creator will have $25,000 donated to a nonprofit of their choice by TikTok. The program aims to foster creativity and advocacy, with participants including environmental activists and motivational speakers. Notable honoree Joel Bervell, known for addressing racial disparities in medicine, is part of this initiative. While TikTok has not explicitly linked this program to its survival strategy in the US, it clearly serves to bolster its reputation as a force for good.