EU threatens to shut down popular app that pays users to watch videos

Arts, Culture & Media

The European Commission is calling the new TikTok Lite app “toxic as cigarettes.” It’s a spin-off from the makers of the original TikTok, that pays people to watch videos. The EC says it was launched without regard for risks of addiction, or safeguards against children using it. Now they’re threatening to suspend it.

a white bottle of Oxycontin sits on a shelf.

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Health & Medicine

The number of daily opioid overdoses in South Florida is overwhelming police

The World

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