U.S. Lawsuits Sues TikTok Over Child Safety and Security Concerns

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The US state of Indiana filed two lawsuits against TikTok on Wednesday, claiming that the Chinese-owned app made exaggerated claims about its suitability for kids.

The legal attack came as TikTok’s troubles in the US were intensifying due to numerous claims that the hugely popular app posed a threat to national security and served as a conduit for Chinese espionage. Attorney General Todd Rokita issued a statement in which he said, “The TikTok app is a malicious and menacing threat unleashed on unwary Indiana consumers by a Chinese company that knows full well the harms it inflicts on users.”

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According to the lawsuit, TikTok’s algorithms provided users as young as 13 with “abundant content depicting alcohol, tobacco, and drugs; sexual content, nudity, and suggestive themes.”

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