TikTok’s inane videos are “eroding ambition and motivation” in Western teenagers, the president of the British Chambers of Commerce has claimed.
Baroness Martha Lane Fox, who is also a former Twitter board member and co-founder of Lastminute.com, said the video sharing app was bombarding young people with addictive content and keeping them glued to their phones.
The peer claimed TikTok was purposefully feeding Western teenagers “dumbed down” content while presenting Chinese young people with videos about “maths, science and the brilliance of going into space and invention”.
Hmm, maybe she has. No doubt we should have a wholemal, British made, version. The Austin Allegra version perhaps?