Congresswoman Rips Into TikTok CEO For Targeting Kids

  • “We aren’t buying it,” she declared.
  • After detailing the reasons she did not believe TikTok to be independent of the Chinese Communist Party, Rodgers turned the focus to the way TikTok “targets” children outside China’s borders — and the fact that the Chinese government allows more moderation of the app for its own young people.
  • “The ‘For You’ algorithm is a tool for TikTok to own their attention and prey on their innocence. Within minutes of creating an account, your algorithm can promote suicide, self-harm, and eating disorders to children,” Rodgers explained.
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