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For at least a year, some employees at TikTok were able to access what they described internally as a list of users who watched gay content on the app, according to former employees. TikTok says it’s changed the way it handles this kind of data. But this is an unusual practice among tech companies and it’s adding to questions about the company’s handling of user information.
WSJ social media reporter Georgia Wells joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss what happened.
0:00 What former employees said was on the list
1:31 TikTok’s remarks on the cluster
2:00 How accessible TikTok’s data used to be
2:46 Why former employees found the LGBT cluster concerning
4:15 TikTok’s data concerns
5:58 TikTok’s remarks on sharing data with the Chinese government
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