Indiana sues social media app 'TikTok' over data security, inappropriate content
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Indiana's attorney general on 7 December sued Chinese-owned social media app TikTok, claiming it misled its users, particularly children, about the level of inappropriate content and security of consumer information.
Indiana's attorney general Todd Rokita has accused TikTok's parent company ByteDance of violating the state's consumer protections laws.
Indiana is a US state in the Midwestern United States.
Two lawsuits have been filed in the US on Tiktok. The first lawsuit claimed the app provided inappropriate content to young users.
The second complaint alleges that TikTok does not disclose the Chinese government's ability to access sensitive consumer information.
The announcement of the lawsuits comes after other US states drafted legislation to ban TikTok.
Meanwhile, Texas, South Dakota and South Carolina have banned the use of TikTok from being used on state government equipment.
This is owned by ByteDance, a Chinese company that moved its headquarters to Singapore in 2020.
The app has been targeted by Republicans who say the Chinese government could access its user data like browsing history and location.
US armed forces also have prohibited the app on military devices.
Tiktok has been banned in India too in 2021.
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