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TikTok Investigation Under the EU’s Digital Services Act: Protecting Children from Harmful Content.


Feb 11, 2024
The EU’s Attention Turns to Tiktok

The European Union (EU) has launched an investigation into the popular Chinese super app TikTok over concerns about inadequate child protection. This investigation is being initiated under the Digital Services Act (DSA), a law aimed at forcing companies to take greater action against illegal content on the internet, including hate speech and incitement. The DSA also aims to ban manipulative practices that pressure users to make purchases and advertising aimed at children.

TikTok, which is extremely popular with young people, has not yet received any notification from the EU about the investigation, according to a company spokesman cited by Reuters. However, if the investigation finds TikTok to be in violation of the DSA, it could lead to a fine for the China-based parent company, Bytedance.

The EU Commission declined to comment on the matter. Nonetheless, this investigation highlights the growing concern among regulators around the world about protecting children’s privacy and preventing harmful content online. As such, it is important for companies operating in these markets to prioritize child protection measures and comply with applicable laws and regulations.

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