TikTok extreme diet clips ‘are fuelling eating disorders’ as algorithm bombards image-conscious teenagers, research suggests
- Investigative journalists made discovery after setting up fake teenager profiles
- Tiktok’s algorithm inundated accounts with tens of thousands of dieting posts
- Chinese-owned TikTok recently became the world’s most downloaded app
- TikTok said it would adjust its recommendation algorithm to protect its users
Tiktok has been promoting extreme weight-loss videos to teenage users that experts claim could lead to eating disorders, an investigation has found.
Investigative journalists set up a dozen fake profiles registered as 13-year-olds on the…