TikTok is being sued by the families of two girls who allegedly died following a viral challenge.
The families claim the app’s “dangerous” algorithms are responsible for the deaths of their children.
The two girls, aged eight and nine, died while taking part in a “blackout challenge” that went viral on TikTok last year and claimed the lives of several children.
The challenge allegedly encouraged users to choke themselves until they passed out, according to the lawsuit filed on Tuesday in Los Angeles.
It’s understood that the families are seeking an unspecified amount in damages and have requested a jury trial to take place in California.
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