Tik-Tok accused of misinforming young users
A new report claims one of the top social media platforms is delivering misinformation to its young users.
(CNN) —A new report claims one of the top social media platforms is delivering misinformation to its young users.
Newsguard’s misinformation monitor published its research report last week. According to that report– nearly 20% of the videos that appear when you search Tik-Tok contain some form of misinformation.
Researchers say they compared search engine results from Tik-Tok and Google this month on major news topics including the 2020 presidential election and Russia’s war in Ukraine.
According to Newsguard, Tik-Tok “repeatedly delivered videos containing false claims in the first 20 results, often within the first five.” Researchers also found Tik-Tok’s search engine contained health misinformation and dangerous claims.