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US attorneys general launch investigation into harms of TikTok on young people

Regulators will consider the techniques the company implements to attract young users and keep them watching

A bipartisan group of attorneys general are launching an investigation into whether TikTok is designed and promoted in a “manner that causes or exacerbates physical and mental health harms” for children and young people.

Led by the Massachusetts attorney general, Maura Healy, the regulators are investigating whether the company violated consumer protection laws or put the public at risk.

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