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TikTok under US government investigation over child sexual abuse material

April 15, 2022

TikTok is under investigation by US government agencies over its handling of child sexual abuse material, as the burgeoning short-form video app struggles to moderate a flood of new content.

Dealing with sexual predators has been an enduring challenge for social media platforms, but TikTok’s young user base has made it vulnerable to being a target.

The US Department of Homeland Security is investigating how TikTok handles child sexual abuse material, according to two sources familiar with the case.

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