EU threatens TikTok with ban over ‘life-threatening content’

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EU officials are threatening TikTok with far-reaching sanctions amid accusations that the video app is allowing harmful content to stay on the platform. The EU Commission warned the head of TikTok, Shou Zi Chew, that the company needed to immediately comply with the bloc’s rules or else face sanctions. “It is not acceptable that behind seemingly fun and harmless features, it takes users seconds to access harmful and sometimes even life-threatening content,” EU Commissioner Thierry Breton said on Thursday after a conversation with Chew. He said he was also concerned about allegations that journ…

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