Italy blocks the TikTok social network for “no guaranteed age” users. The tragedy that determined the radical measure

Italy announced on Friday, January 22, that it has temporarily blocked access to TikTok to users whose age is not guaranteed, an emergency measure taken after the death of a girl who participates in a challenge called “scarf play” on the social network, notes AFP .

The personal data protection authority said in a statement that the “blocking of the Chinese social network” has immediate effect and is valid until February 15.

This means that TikTok is banned from exploiting “the data of users whose age has not been established with absolute certainty,” the regulator said in a statement.

This decision comes a few hours after the announcement of the death in Palermo (Sicily, in southern Italy) of a 10-year-old girl while participating in a challenge called “scarf play” on the social network TikTok filming with her mobile phone.

Her registration on the Chinese social network, very popular among teenagers, “was not refused by the owner company” despite the girl’s age, below the minimum of 13 years provided by TikTok, the Italian data protection authority underlined.

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