TikTok Being Investigated by European Union Under Digital Services Act

TikTok EU investigation DSA

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TikTok is currently under investigation by the European Union (EU) due to various breaches of the Digital Services Act (DSA), citing the protection of minors’ advertising transparency, and the risk management of addictive design and harmful content.

TikTok Probed by EU

The DSA is focusing its investigation of TikTok linked to the protection of minors, advertising transparency, data access for researchers, and risk management of addictive design and harmful content.

The EU is concerned that the algorithms of the social media platform may be designed to be addictive. The commission though isn’t certain how long the investigation will take. Among the factors include the degree to which the social media company is willing to cooperate.

If the investigation finds that the platform breaches the DSA, it can reach up to 6% of global annual turnover.

TikTok EU investigation DSA

The platform released a statement where it mentions:

TikTok has pioneered features and settings to protect teens and keep under 13s off the platform, issues the whole industry is grappling with. We’ll continue to work with experts and industry to keep young people on TikTok safe, and look forward to now having the opportunity to explain this work in detail to the Commission.

The company also said that an earlier it made for its internal child safety staff to meet with the official from the Commission is yet to be taken up.

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