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All social media platforms have TikTok-like risks, says transparency group

All of these platforms have "force-fed children dangerous and harmful content with predatory algorithms, said the group

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By Anna Edgerton

The national-security and mental-health risks posed by TikTok are shared by other social media platforms, according to an advocacy group that’s urging Congress to also hold US companies accountable ahead of high-profile testimony from TikTok’s chief executive officer. 
 
The Tech Oversight Project, a nonprofit, says Meta Platforms Inc., Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Apple Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. employ the same harmful business practices as TikTok and are increasingly copying some of the video-sharing app’s design features. 

All of these platforms have “force fed children dangerous and harmful content with predatory algorithms, aided US adversaries and worked against US national

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First Published: Mar 20 2023 | 10:56 PM IST

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