A third of US TikTok users are reportedly 14 or younger

An enormous chunk of TikTok’s US customers could also be 14 or youthful. 

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If Microsoft, Apple or Twitter buys TikTok earlier than President Donald Trump’s executive order in opposition to the Chinese language-owned short-video app kicks in subsequent month, it’s going to apparently include a youthful viewers. As much as a 3rd of TikTok’s 49 million each day customers within the US are 14 years outdated or youthful, in accordance with the New York Times, which cited inside information.

That information apparently stated 18 million of its each day customers in July have been 14 or youthful, 20 million have been older and the ages of the remaining could not be categorized. Along with utilizing individuals’s self-reported ages, it estimates them by making use of facial recognition algorithms  and analyzing the ages of individuals they’re related to, the Occasions reported.

Though the minimal age for utilizing the app is 13, a former TikTok employee reportedly famous that movies from kids youthful than that stayed on the app for weeks.

In an e mail to CNET, TikTok stated it does not disclose consumer demographics.

“We’re proud to supply a enjoyable place for households to create content material and spend time collectively, notably in the course of the pandemic,” an organization spokesperson wrote. “We’re dedicated to defending the privateness and security of the individuals and households who come to TikTok for leisure, self-expression, and connection.”

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Sean Keane