TikTok’s algorithm is promoting sexual content to children

The algorithm TikTok uses to decide what videos users will see is promoting sexual content, drugs and alcohol to children as young as 13, an investigation revealed.

As part of the Wall Street Journal investigation, a ’13-year-old user’ searched for ‘onlyfans’ and watched a handful of videos including two selling pornography on the China-based social media app.

When viewing the for you page, the TikTok version of the Twitter feed, the same teenage user was shown a series of sexually oriented videos.


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