December 7, 2022

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TikTok bans minors from live streams after BBC report

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Mona and her six daughters ask for prizes on TikTok live streams

TikTok will raise the minimum age for live streaming from 16 to 18 starting next month.

The move comes after a BBC News investigation found hundreds of accounts streaming live from refugee camps in Syria. In the broadcasts, children beg for monetary donations.

Some earned up to US$1,000 (about R$5,200) an hour. But when people got their money back, 70% of TikTok’s value remained.

In the future, only adults will be able to “send virtual gifts or access monetization features,” TikTok said.