FILE PHOTO: The TikTok app is seen on a smartphone in this illustration taken, July 13, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo
March 2, 2022
(Reuters) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey on Wednesday said several states had opened a bipartisan, nationwide investigation into TikTok, focusing on whether the popular video-sharing app caused harm. to the physical or mental health of young people.
The investigation will also look at what the company knows about its role in causing those harms.
Healey’s office said: “The investigation focused on the methods and techniques used by TikTok to foster young user engagement, including increasing time spent on the platform and frequency interact with the platform”.
TikTok, owned by Chinese company ByteDance, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The investigation is being led by a bipartisan coalition of attorney generals from California, Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Jersey, Tennessee and Vermont and involves others, according to a statement from the office. Tennessee Attorney General’s Office.
(Reporting by Diane Bartz; Editing by Leslie Adler; Editing by Bernard Orr)
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