The European Commission has launched an investigation into Chinese super app TikTok over concerns about inadequate child protection, according to a Bloomberg report. This investigation is being launched to ensure that TikTok complies with the requirements of the Digital Services Act (DSA). The DSA aims to force companies to take greater action against illegal content on the Internet, including hate speech and incitement. It also aims to prohibit manipulative practices that pressure users to buy and advertising aimed at children.

TikTok, which is hugely popular among young people, has not yet received any notification from the EU about the investigation, a company spokesman said, cited by Reuters. If the investigation finds that TikTok is in violation of the DSA, it could lead to fines for its China-based parent company, Bitedance. The European Digital Guidelines are in place to ensure that companies take the necessary measures to protect children and prevent illegal content online.

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