TikTok children content recommendations

September 2021

A Wall Street Journal investigation has revealed that TikTok is recommending drugs, alcohol, and sexual content to children as young as 13.

As part of the investigation, a '13-year-old user' searched for 'onlyfans' and watched videos including two selling pornography, and was shown a series of sexually oriented videos.

Operator: Bytedance/TikTok
Developer:
Bytedance/TikTok
Country: USA
Sector:
Technology
Purpose: Recommend content
Technology: Content recommendation
Issue: Safety; Accuracy/reliability
Opacity: Governance; Black box