Tik Tok, Gateway to Home Invasion

ByteDance Ltd.’s TikTok is the subject of a lawsuit from the parents of two girls who said their children died as a result of content that the platform’s algorithm served them. The girls, ages 8 and 9, died after allegedly taking part in the app’s “blackout challenge” where users are encouraged to choke themselves until they are unconscious, with the suit claiming that the company knew or should have known its platform was addictive and that it did not block the videos or have sufficient warnings in place about the content they were viewing.