Attorney General Demands App Stores Raise TikTok’s Maturity Rating

  • Attorney General Paxton has joined a pair of Montana-led letters sent to Apple and Google demanding that the Big Tech companies increase the maturity rating of TikTok in their application stores.
  • Google Play currently displays a “T” rating, indicating that TikTok is generally suitable for ages 13 and up, while Apple displays a “12+” age rating.
  • These ratings are misleading, as TikTok contains a number of explicit videos that often show up in minors’ “For You” feeds–meaning that, without even seeking it out, children can be exposed to non-age-appropriate content related to alcohol, drug use, and sex.