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FTC seeks info from TikTok, Facebook, YouTube, Reddit and others on how they collect and use your data

December 15, 2020

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is issuing orders to nine major social media and video streaming companies, asking them to provide data on how they “collect, use and present personal information”. The FTC also wants to know how the media giants handle advertising and engage users, and most importantly, how such practices affect children and teens.

Among the companies that are to receive the issues are indeed some that influence mostly young audiences, namely ByteDance, the owner of TikTok. Others who will be getting an FTC order on the matter include Discord, Facebook, Reddit, Snap, YouTube, Twitter, WhatsApp and Amazon.

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