Sue To TikTok and Meta In The US

Sue To TikTok and Meta In The US

The US state of Arkansas has sued Chinese video sharing platform TikTok and Facebook owner Meta for using “deceptive methods” to users.

According to local media reports, Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Attorney General Tim Griffin announced at a press conference that three different lawsuits have been filed against these social media platforms.

“We must hold big tech companies accountable for forcing our children to use addictive platforms and exposing them to a world of inappropriate content,” Sanders said. aforementioned.

Saying that social media companies exploit children for rent, Sanders said, “My administration will not tolerate this failed status quo.” said.

Griffin said these lawsuits are not about content, but about companies using “deceptive methods” against users.

Stating that Meta consciously uses algorithms that are addictive to adolescents and direct their thoughts, Griffin said, “Meta deliberately hides the way the algorithms work from the public, as it seeks profit and growth instead of informing the public about these algorithms.”

Griffin reports that TikTok and Meta have been accused of violating the state’s trade practices law.

One of the lawsuits was allegedly filed to protect underage children using TikTok from inappropriate content, including content depicting sex, drug or alcohol use.

In the lawsuit filed against Meta, it was alleged that the company was trying to maximize the time children spend on the platform via Facebook.


TikTok CEO (CEO) Shou Zi Chew is in the US Congress on issues such as China-based technology company ByteDance and its relationship with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the transfer of American data to China, the negative impact of the platform. especially aimed at the mental health of young people, the prevention of harmful content and political content. had witnessed.

Chew argued that TikTok is a platform that protects freedom of expression and that such content is not removed.

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TikTok faces severe restrictions due to security and privacy concerns and fears that user information could be accessed and used to spread pro-Chinese views.

While the European Union Commission and the European Parliament banned TikTok due to security concerns, many government agencies in the USA, such as the White House, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Homeland Security and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, banned TikTok without waiting for approval. vote. At Congress in December 2022.

The US House of Representatives also banned the download and use of the TikTok application on official devices used by its members and employees on December 28, 2022.

The UK also announced that TikTok will be banned on all public employees’ devices with its decision on March 16.

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