TikTok Hit With Lawsuit For Allegedly Lying About Volume of Graphic Content

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In 2024, TikTok is one of the most popular social media apps around. Gen Z users especially click with it, using the platform to build followings and create viral content.

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Despite TikTok’s undeniable success, it hasn’t managed to escape scrutiny in recent years. At the state and federal levels, some officials have raised red flags about the platform’s connection to China and potential cybersecurity risks.

In 2022 and 2023, several states passed regulations that prohibit government employees from having the app on their work devices.

Unfortunately for TikTok, the company is under fire again. This time, the heat comes from the state of Iowa, which alleges that TikTok intentionally lied about the extent of graphic and suggestive content on its platform.

What to know about Iowa’s lawsuit against TikTok

The Hawkeye State did not mince words in the legal proceedings filed.

Attorney General Brenna Bird contends that the popular social media app led parents and marketplaces like the App Store to believe only a modest degree of sexual material, vulgarity, suggestive/adult themes, and content about drugs and alcohol exists on the site.