The EU Commission has launched an investigation into Chinese super app TikTok due to concerns about inadequate child protection. According to a report by Bloomberg, this investigation is being initiated to ensure that TikTok complies with the requirements of the Digital Services Act (DSA). This new legislation aims to ban manipulative practices that pressure users to make purchases and advertising aimed at children, as well as force companies to take greater action against illegal content on the internet, including hatred and incitement.
However, according to a company spokesman cited by Reuters, TikTok has not yet received any notification from the EU about the investigation. The EU Commission declined to comment on the matter. If found in violation of the DSA, TikTok could face a fine for its parent company, Bytedance. The European digital guidelines are designed to protect children and prevent illegal content on the internet.