Utah Next in Line to Take Whack at Communist Chinese Gov’t-Tied TikTok

October 11th, 2023 6:09 PM

Utah is taking the battle to the communist Chinese government-tied platform TikTok.

Utah filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against TikTok, alleging the company is “baiting” children into alleged addictive social media behavior.

“We will not stand by while these companies fail to take adequate, meaningful action to protect our children. We will prevail in holding social media companies accountable by any means necessary,” Republican Gov. Spencer Cox said at a press conference. 

In the lawsuit, Utah officials accuse  TikTok of luring children into hours of unchecked social media use.

“TikTok designed and employs algorithm features that spoon-feed kids endless, highly curated content from which our children struggle to disengage. TikTok designed these features to mimic a cruel slot machine that hooks kids’ attention and does not let them go,” Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes said of the suit.

MRC Free Speech America has previously reported that TikTok specifically attracts young women by being “relevant.” In April, TikTok’s sister app Lemon8, became popular after "cater[ing] to a Gen Z audience [and] features a mix of TikTok-like videos and Instagram-like photos." 

At the time of the original article’s publishing, Lemon8 had reportedly been downloaded by approximately 650,000 users in the United States in under two weeks. 

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