TikTok Is Subject of E.U. Inquiry Over ‘Addictive Design’

February 19, 2024

European Union regulators on Monday opened an investigation into TikTok over potential breaches of online content rules aimed at protecting children, saying the popular social media platform’s “addictive design” risked exposing young people to harmful content. TikTok has been under the scrutiny of E.U. They said TikTok also used so-called dark patterns, a system that encouraged users to select privacy-intrusive options during the sign-up process and when posting videos. The post TikTok Is Subject of E.U. Inquiry Over ‘Addictive Design’ appeared first on New York Times.