TikTok is sued for ``exposing children to drugs and adult content,'' and there is also a movement to ban use due to concerns about data leakage to the Chinese government

TikTok has been sued by the state of Indiana for misleading users about child safety and the handling of personal information. In the United States, there is widespread concern that ByteDance, a Chinese company that operates TikTok, may leak data to the Chinese government, and TikTok is banned or eliminated not only in Indiana but also in Texas and Maryland. The movement to do so is intensifying.

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GOP-led states ban TikTok on government devices

Indiana Attorney General Todd Lokita announced on December 7, 2022 that it had filed two lawsuits against TikTok. One of the two concerns child safety. TikTok has a ``restricted use mode'' that can restrict the display of inappropriate content for young people, but even in this mode, there are cases where explicit sexual content and drug-related content are displayed for children. It is said that there is.

For this reason, Attorney General Rokita denounced in the complaint that ``TikTok is a ``Trojan horse'' that exposes children to inappropriate sexual content and content related to alcohol and drugs.

The second lawsuit focuses on the danger of ByteDance, the company behind TikTok, handing over user data to the Chinese government. TikTok's CEO Zhou Shouzhie once said that US users' data will be hosted on servers controlled by US companies and

that the Chinese government will not attempt to access it. However, Attorney General Rokita pointed out that such a measure would not make sense because Chinese law also allows the government to request data from US affiliates.

In a December 7 statement, Attorney General Rokita said, 'By means of these two lawsuits, we want TikTok to stop lying, deceiving, and misleading under the laws of Indiana. I think,' he said.

Indiana isn't the only state concerned about leaking TikTok data to the Chinese government. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday that all government agencies in Texas should be banned from TikTok, citing the growing danger of the Chinese Communist Party gaining access to critical information and infrastructure in the United States. ordered to ban the use of

According to reports, in the United States, South Dakota , South Carolina, and Maryland have announced bans on TikTok one after another in just about a week from the end of November to the beginning of December. Also, starting in 2020, Nebraska will ban the use of TikTok on government terminals.

South Dakota Governor Christy Nome said in a statement, ``South Dakota will not be involved in any intelligence gathering operations of countries that hate us.''

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