NH joins multi-state investigation into social media company TikTok

45 states launch probe into social media app’s practices

New Hampshire Attorney General Formella has joined 44 other state attorneys general to investigate social media company TikTok.

They’re looking into whether the app violated consumer protection laws.

Formella said the probe will at whether TikTok “has used unfair or deceptive practices, unconscionable practices to encourage users on their platform.”

He said the app has algorithms leading to increased use and that young people are exposed to harmful content, like potentially deadly challenges, bullying, sexual images, and drug use and that use of TikTok could affect their mental health.

He the investigation is “crucial” to find “more information about how companies like TikTok are influencing (young people’s) daily lives.”

As part of the investigation, the AGs are seeking to review internal TikTok communications to determine whether the company engaged in deceptive, unfair or unconscionable conduct that harmed the mental health of TikTok users, particularly children and teens.

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