Indiana, US Sues TikTok Claims Leaked Information in China | Reuters

On December 7, the US state of Indiana sued the Chinese video-sharing app ‘TikTok’ and its operating company, alleging that there was inappropriate content for minors and that there was a risk of information to China. an emergency injunction and the payment of civil penalties. FILE PHOTO: A photo taken in California in September 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US state of Indiana said on Thursday it had taken action against Chinese video-sharing app TikTok and its operating company for content inappropriate for minors and for leaking information to China. and the payment of civil penalties. It’s the first time a US state has sued TikTok, according to the state.

The lawsuit alleges that although the content is sexual and drug-related, it is labeled as appropriate for people over the age of 12, and that users’ personal information could be accessed by the Chinese government, violating state consumer protection laws. .

A TikTok spokesperson declined to comment.

In the United States, Governor Hogan of Maryland banned TikTok devices and networks in state administrative agencies on the 6th. South Dakota Governor Nome and South Carolina Governor McMaster are taking similar steps.

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