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The Dark Side of TikTok’s Algorithm

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Bloomberg senior investigative reporter Olivia Carville is back with her latest reporting on TikTok. She explains how the superpopular app’s algorithm can serve up a stream of anxiety and despair to teens, including videos about eating disorders and suicide. And Jennifer Harriger, a professor of psychology at Pepperdine University, joins to talk about the effect these messages can have on teens and young adults.

Read the story: TikTok’s Algorithm Keeps Pushing Suicide to Vulnerable Kids

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