TikTok algorithms leading teens to self-diagnose

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TikTok has just surpassed Google as the most visited site on the internet. Used largely by youth—the site and app garner billions and billions of views daily. But now a new concern has developed, TikTok showing teens videos about mental health conditions without the teens even looking them up. These powerful algorithms are in question today as many teens are self-diagnosing based on TikTok video recommendations. Desi K. Robinson, a lifestyle journalist and PhD student in Health Education & Behavior Studies at Columbia University joins In Question to discuss.

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