Big Tech has been unleashed on the American public.
People accepted this new technology without fully understanding the ramifications.
And one social media app is promoting disturbing and depraved behavior and many parents don’t have a clue.
The Chinese-owned social media app TikTok is poisoning children’s minds with garbage.
That’s why the Chinese government recently limited the amount of time its youth can spend on TikTok.
But American children have been left susceptible to the bile that gets shared on the app.
A viral trend called the “bathroom challenge” is encouraging kids to smash up schools and steal property.
The Hartford Courant reports:
“TikTok is glorifying theft and vandalism in Connecticut schools through widely seen ‘bathroom challenge’ videos that encourage students to smash up lavatories and steal school property, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and the head of the state school superintendents group said Monday. Blumenthal accused the social media platform of exploiting children to make money, citing over 94,000 videos showing students throughout the nation ripping soap and paper towel dispensers from walls, smashing mirrors, clogging toilets and boasting about stolen school property.”
The Wall Street Journal conducted an investigation into TikTok and created several bot accounts listed as teenagers.
Results showed that the fictitious 13-year-old account was exposed to hundreds of videos promoting promiscuous sex, drugs, and paid pornography.
Many parents don’t even realize this is what their kids are being fed.
The Hartford Courant continued:
“Also labeled ‘devious licks,’ challenge videos have depicted vandalism to trophy cases, hallways and classrooms and theft of fire extinguishers, school signs and other property, according to news reports from around the nation.”
This is the type of degeneracy that’s being promoted to children.
Silicon Valley executives understand the dangers of social media.
That’s why many of them limit their kids’ screen time, or bar them from using smartphones and tablets altogether.
Meanwhile, these same executives are devising ways to make their products as addictive as possible.
Facebook is currently under the microscope for many of its deleterious practices, but TikTok hasn’t yet faced the same scrutiny.
If China were engaging in modern warfare against the United States, corrupting the youth with filth trafficked on TikTok would be an ingenious stratagem.
The arc of social media has been jarring – reunion pics and cat videos have been replaced by pornography and calls for violence and mayhem.
Parents have to start paying attention to the perils of Big Tech.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.