Indiana sues TikTok, citing safety and security concerns

By ARLEIGH RODGERS Associated Press/Report for America

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's attorney general on Wednesday sued Chinese-owned social media app TikTok, claiming the video-sharing platform misleads its users, particularly children, about the level of inappropriate content and security of consumer information.

Republican Attorney General Todd Rokita said in a complaint filed Wednesday that while the social video app says it is safe for users 13 years and older, the app contains "salacious and inappropriate content" available to young users "for unlimited periods of time, day and night."

TikTok is owned by ByteDance, a Chinese company that moved its headquarters to Singapore in 2020.

The app has been targeted by Republicans who say the Chinese government could access its user data like browsing history and location.

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