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TikTok Faces a New Major Threat

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TikTok Faces a New Major Threat
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TikTok, the wildly popular short-form social media platform owned by Chinese tech company ByteDance, has made its name with a seemingly endless list of challenges, a kind of call to some sort of action. Recent examples include the Shoot in the Sky Challenge, the Learn Something New Challenge, and the Sound Like a Beat Challenge. In March, Massachusetts Attorney General Laura Healey announced a nationwide investigation into whether TikTok "is designing, operating, and promoting its social media platform to children, teens, and young adults in a manner that causes or exacerbates physical and mental health harms."