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Montana’s Governor signed the county’s first statewide ban of TikTok on Tuesday. And calls are growing to ban the app nationwide.
But a bigger worry for parents may be the dark content the app serves up to teens. TikTok says it has a content-moderation team of more than 40,000 people and removes posts that violate its community guidelines. However, a recent study shows teen users are still being shown a stream of content on self-harm, eating disorders and suicide.
WSJ family and tech columnist Julie Jargon joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss.
0:00 Calls to ban TikTok
1:41 TikTok steering viewers to dangerous content
2:37 TikTok’s remarks on showing harmful content to kids
4:10 TikTok’s impact on teenagers
5:00 Ways to keep teens safe on TikTok
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