TikTok users

Incindents Harmed By

Incident 1174 Reports
TikTok's "Suggested Accounts" Algorithm Allegedly Reinforced Racial Bias through Feedback Loops


TikTok's "Suggested Accounts" recommendations allegedly reinforced racial bias despite not basing recommendations on race or creators' profile photo.


Incident 1854 Reports
TikTok's "For You" Algorithm Directed New Users towards Disinformation about the War in Ukraine


An investigation by NewsGuard into TikTok’s handling of content related to the Russia-Ukraine war showed its “For You” algorithm pushing new users towards false and misleading content about the war within less than an hour of signing up.


Incident 2863 Reports
TikTok’s "For You" Allegedly Pushed Fatal “Blackout” Challenge Videos to Two Young Girls


TikTok’s recommendation algorithm was alleged in a lawsuit to have intentionally and repeatedly pushed videos of the “blackout” challenge onto children’s feeds, incentivizing their participation which ultimately resulted in the death of two young girls.


Incident 2793 Reports
TikTok’s “For You” Algorithm Exposed Young Users to Pro-Eating Disorder Content


TikTok’s young users were allegedly exposed to community-guideline-violating pro-eating disorder content on their algorithmically curated “For You” page that serves videos from any user on its platform.


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