A coalition of state attorneys general plans to investigate concerns that the social media platforms may have violated consumer protection laws through certain techniques that promote the engagement of young users.
The Kids Online Safety Act would require online platforms to give children and their parents greater control over their experience and personal data.
On Wednesday, July 29, 2020, Triller, Inc. sued TikTok, Inc. and its parent company, ByteDance Ltd., in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, over patent infringement claims. The complaint alleges that TikTok and ByteDance infringe on Triller's U.S. Patent No. 9,691,429 for "[s]ystems and methods for creating music videos synchronized with an audio track."