The Consumers’ Association and seventeen other European consumer organizations today filed a complaint against TikTok with the European Commission and the European network of regulators CPC. The complaints include the “unfair” copyright terms of TikTok, which gives the platform the right to reuse, distribute and reproduce videos without compensation to users, while these rights should lie with the creators according to the Consumers Association. Also, the exchange rate when buying coins to purchase virtual gifts for valued TikTok celebrities – a popular feature among users, only provides financial benefit at the expense of the user. In addition, hashtags through challenges with influencers are abused for monetary gain and privacy conditions are rattling on all sides.
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