TikTok bans advertisements for weight loss products amid concerns they contribute to a culture of ‘body shaming’

Business Insider Australia | Sep 26, 2020 at 7:30 PM
  • TikTok is banning advertisements that promote unhealthy weight loss tactics and products in an effort to make the app safer for its users.
  • The new restrictions include banning advertisements for weight management products for all users under 18 years old and restricting ads that promote a “negative body image or negative relationship with food”.
  • TikTok’s recent statement adds that users can report any ads or content that promote negative body image by clicking report and listing the reasons as “self-harm”.