Utah is taking legal action against TikTok, becoming the latest state — after Arkansas and Indiana — to sue the social platform. Utah's governor accuses TikTok of “baiting” children and encouraging hours of unhealthy and addictive behavior.
The lawsuit also questions TikTok's safety and its independence from ByteDance, its Chinese parent company. Earlier this year, Utah became the first state to pass social media laws requiring parental consent for kids to use social apps, as well as a blackout between 10:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. Those laws go into effect next year.
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