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Letitia James, SEC sue to shut down ‘fraudulent’ Coinseed crypto platform

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Humanity has hit Tok bottom. Created in 2016 as a portal for short, humorous clips, TikTok has recently become synonymous with something far more sinister: viral internet challenges. Pull up the video-sharing app and you’ll inevitably see opportunistic bozos risking their reputations and even bodies on camera for social media clout — like if Snapchat was created by the “Jackass” guys. In...
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