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Compliance with Digital Services Act

The European Union (EU) has launched an investigation into TikTok’s compliance with the Digital Services Act (DSA). The DSA aims to regulate illegal content, disinformation, and targeted advertising.

Concerns Raised

The EU is examining TikTok’s practices in several areas:

  • Algorithmic Systems: Concerns that TikTok’s algorithms may promote addictive behavior, leading to a “rabbit hole effect.”
  • Child Safety: Concerns about TikTok’s protection of minors, including age verification.
  • Advertising Transparency: Ensuring that advertising is clearly labeled and targeted appropriately.
  • Age Verification: Verifying users’ ages accurately to protect children from inappropriate content.

Potential Consequences

If TikTok is found to violate DSA regulations, it could face fines of up to 6% of its annual revenue.

TikTok’s Response

TikTok has stated that it will cooperate with the investigation and has already responded to previous EU requests. However, the company claims that the EU has not yet responded to its proposals for child safety measures.