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Tech Check: This viral hand signal from TikTok saved a missing girl

Here’s what you need to know about this viral hand signal.

TikTok made headlines this month for more than fun dance moves. A hand signal made popular in videos posted on the online outlet helped save a missing girl. It started last year when the Canadian Women’s Foundation wanted something women could do if they were trapped in their home only doing video calls.

Amy Iverson shares what we can do if we see someone using it. It’s a discreet way for people to signal a bad situation and that they need help. If someone you know makes this signal, initially it means they need you to check on them.

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