March 3, 2022
Mental Health
  • A group of state attorneys general announced an investigation into TikTok’s impact on the mental health of young Americans. The probe zeroes in on the social media platform’s engagement techniques to determine whether any of its practices may run afoul of state consumer protection laws, according to announcements by the states. Connecticut Attorney General William Tong cited “reckless viral challenges” on TikTok as a major source of concern. A similar multi-investigation into Meta platforms, including Facebook and Instagram, was announced in November 2021. (Articles here and here)