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Texas AG Ken Paxton investigates TikTok’s part in human trafficking, violations of children’s privacy, other potentially illegal practices

AUSTIN, Texas (KTRK) – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is investigating TikTok for its ability to facilitate human trafficking and violations of children’s privacy.

The video above is from an earlier report.

Paxton said: “Chinese owned company TikTok may be complicit in child exploitation, sex trafficking, human trafficking, drug smuggling and other unimaginable horrors. “I will get to the bottom of these concerns and make sure Big Tech doesn’t interfere with the safety and security of Texans.”

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Paxton has filed two civil investigation requests against the company.

TikTok Inc. are being asked to confirm the number of reports and related notices; prostitution, forced prostitution, prostitution promotion, sex trafficking, online child solicitation, possession of child pornography, production of child pornography, child sexual assault, forced labour, domestic help, labor trafficking, indebtedness, human trafficking for the purpose of human trafficking and human trafficking for the purpose of sexual assault.

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Paxton is asking for confirmation and asking for proof of action against these claims, if any. CID must be returned to Paxton’s office no later than March 18, 2022.

TikTok must also disclose how many videos have been removed for violating their terms and conditions, and what actions have been taken to maintain the safety of users. A post may be removed on TikTok if it contains violent and objectionable content, nudity, pornography, child safety hazards, sex trafficking-related content, and related content. to the labor trade.

TikTok is one of many social media platforms that has skyrocketed in popularity in recent years. Some of the app’s most famous users are under the age of 18.

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Dais Johnston

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