California has opened an investigation on TikTok to determine whether or not the platform is harmful for children. California Attorney General Rob Bonta launched this investigation, and they says:
“Our children are growing up in the age of social media,” said Bonta, “and many feel like they need to measure up to that filtered version of reality that they see on their screen. We want to know what … they did to promote their platform to children, including to attract them to participate and to retain their engagement, maximize the duration of their engagement, the frequency of their engagement,”
The investigation also is after TikTok executives, because they believe they knew the mental health affects the app would have on children.