In a significant development for consumer protection and youth mental health, a North Carolina court has ordered TikTok to comply with an investigation led by Attorney General Josh Stein. This investigation, backed by a bipartisan group of attorneys general, revolves around concerns that the popular social media platform may be violating consumer protection laws and negatively impacting the mental health of young users.
At the heart of the investigation lie allegations that TikTok's practices and algorithms prioritize engagement over user safety, potentially exposing young people to harmful content and addictive behaviors. This concern is further fueled by reports that. . .