Utah sues TikTok over alleged harms to children

Attorney General Sean Reyes called TikTok ‘the Purdue Pharma of’ tech.
In this Feb. 23, 2017, file photo, Utah Republican Attorney General Sean Reyes speaks during a news conference at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

The state of Utah on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against TikTok that accuses the social media giant of harming children by deploying features meant to keep users glued to the app.

The litigation, filed in state court following a months-long investigation, comes nearly nine months after Gov. Spencer Cox (R) and Attorney General Sean Reyes (R) announced plans to sue social media companies over youth harm.

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