TikTok Will Pay a Record $5.7 Million FTC Fine Over Alleged Violation of Child Privacy Law

Musical.ly was the original subject of the commission’s investigation

TikTok agreed to comply with COPPA going forward and will remove all videos posted by users under 13. Getty Images

The Federal Trade Commission brought the hammer down on video creation application TikTok today, for violations committed by now-defunct app Musical.ly, imposing the largest civil penalty ever obtained in a children’s privacy case: $5.7 million.

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