LISTEN: Unpacking Utah’s lawsuit against TikTok
Jan 29, 2024, 4:34 PM | Updated: 5:35 pm
Sound up for more information on Utah’s lawsuit against Tiktok
SALT LAKE CITY — You already know the State of Utah is suing Tiktok for its alleged harmful impact on teens. But much of the original suit against TikTok was redacted.
Now we’re seeing more details from the suit.
According to an unredacted copy of the suit, Utah charges that TikTok manipulates users with its never-ending feed and highly personalized push notifications.
In the suit, state prosecutors compared TikTok to a casino. They say it was engineered to manipulate users and keep them coming back.
The suit also claims TikTok was fully aware of how harmful its app could be to the mental health of young people.