The Verge: WSJ’s deep dive into eating disorder rabbit holes on TikTok explains a sudden policy change

The Verge: WSJ’s deep dive into eating disorder rabbit holes on TikTok explains a sudden policy change. “A troubling report from the Wall Street Journal digs into the personal experiences of young girls who were sent down rabbit holes of extreme weight loss challenges, purging techniques, and deadly diets through TikTok, contributing to the development of eating disorders, or making existing ones worse. The WSJ did its own experiment to see how TikTok’s algorithm can potentially promote this kind of harmful content — its findings may explain TikTok’s sudden decision to alter the way its video recommendation system operates.”

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