Is TikTok Just as Bad as Facebook for Spreading Misinformation?

Drug cartels, white supremacists and anti-vaxxers roam the video app aimed at a youth audience

Facebook may be getting all the blame lately when it comes to social media companies spreading misinformation, but TikTok is far from immune. New investigations and research show that TikTok’s surge in popularity has come with similar growing pains over safety issues and content moderation.

On Tuesday, executives from TikTok along with Snap and YouTube, will testify before a U.S. Senate committee on consumer protection and product safety to defend how the platforms are protecting children from harmful content online. The hearing comes as Congress continues to explore cracking down on Big Tech companies over online protections and antitrust regulation.

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Antoinette Siu

Media and Tech Reporter • • Twitter: @antoinettesiu