, “It’s a spy balloon into their phone.”
For teenagers, TikTok presents other dangers, the CCDH argues.
“TikTok’s algorithm is the social media equivalent of crack cocaine,” says Ahmed, of the CCDH, “It’s refined, highly addictive and leaves a trail of damage in its wake that its producers do not appear to care about.”
TikTok did not respond to requests for comment.
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