What is behind ‘dangerous’ TikTok frenzies? – BBC News

What is behind ‘dangerous’ TikTok frenzies? – BBC News


TikTok is driving online frenzies that encourage anti-social behaviour in the real world, a BBC Three investigation reveals.

Ex-employees say the issue is not being tackled for fear of slowing the growth of the social media app’s business.

The BBC has identified four episodes in recent months where disproportionate engagement on TikTok was connected to harmful behaviour.

A spokesperson for TikTok told the BBC that users “naturally” took more of an interest in stories at “moments of national conversation, which are intensified by 24-hour news reporting”.

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