TikTok extreme diet clips ‘are fuelling eating disorders’, research suggests 

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…

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