Can TikTok be harmful to children? This is an issue that is now being investigated by several states. The social platform, used by millions of young people, has become the center of a national investigation led by Acting New Jersey Attorney General Matt Platkin.
The investigation will examine the potential negative effects of the popular social media app and whether it violates state consumer protection laws, exposing young people to the risk of mental and physical harm. The announcement came months after the state led a nationwide investigation into whether the social media platform Instagram used methods that increased the frequency and duration of interactions in ways harmful to young users.
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