TikTok deleted over 7 million accounts supposedly belonging to minors

Sourced from https://mashable.com/article/tiktok-transparency-report-minors-user-accounts

TikTok has removed more than 7 million accounts belonging to users under the age of 13 in the first 3 months of 2021.

TikTok may be known for its young, viral dance craze-loving user base…but you still have to at least pretend to be 13 years or older to use it.

On Wednesday, TikTok, the viral video app that blew up in popularity during the pandemic, released its first transparency report of 2021. The report covers the first 3 months of the year.

While TikTok has released these reports before, which detail how the company deals with various forms of policy-breaking content, there was a “first” this time around.

“For the first time, we’re publishing the number of suspected underage accounts removed as we work to keep the full TikTok experience a place for people 13 and over,” TikTok says in the report.

And the number of accounts removed here is certainly eye… Read More

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