TikTok global music event headlined by Cardi B as Instagram sued by 42 US states

The TikTok Global Music Event Live will take place on December 10th at Sloan Park in Mesa, Arizona. Known as TikTok in The Mix, it will unite headliners such as Cardi B, Niall Horan, Anitta and Charlie Puth with upcoming artists making a name for themselves on the platform …

TikTok Global Music Event

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Rising stars Isabel LaRosa, Kaliii, LU KALA and Sam Barber will perform as part of TikTok's TikTok Elevate program for emerging artists. . For those unable to attend the event in person, In the Mix will be streamed worldwide via TikTok Live […]

Paul Hourican, TikTok's head of music operations, added: “No other the platform does not combine music, culture and creativity in the same way as TikTok. Our vision is to bring the combination of a For You page to life for fans at the venue and around the world. We have the best artists, the best production team and the largest community of music lovers.”

If you're looking to buy in-person tickets, the platform says follow one or more of the top artists on TikTok to receive a code allowing you to make a pre-sale purchase starting Friday, with general access opening the following week.

Instagram sued by 33 US states

In less optimistic social media news, CNN reports that 33 US states are suing Instagram parent company Meta for allegedly harming the mental health of children and teenagers.

Dozens of states filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Instagram parent Meta, accusing the social media giant of harming the mental health of young users through allegedly addictive features such as endless news feeds and frequent notifications that require users' constant attention.

The federal lawsuit filed in California by 33 state attorneys general alleges that Meta's products harmed minors and contributed to a mental health crisis in the United States.

Nine more states filed separate lawsuits lawsuits against the company, 42 states in total.

The lawsuits follow a leaked report back in 2021 in which Meta made an internal presentation admitting it knew about the harm caused to teenage girls by the Instagram app.

An internal report outlines a number of reasons why Instagram is harming the nearly 20% of teenage girls who use the app. According to Facebook's own research, this may increase concerns about physical attractiveness, social image and money, and even increase the risk of suicide.

Meta said it was disappointed by the action.


“We share the Attorneys General’s commitment to ensuring teens have a safe and positive online experience and have already implemented more than 30 tools to support teens and their families,” Mehta said in a statement. “We are disappointed that instead of working productively with companies across the industry to create clear, age-appropriate standards for the many apps teenagers use, the attorneys general chose this path.”

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