TikTok is cracking down on weight loss ads that promote “harmful” body images

The Verge | Sep 23, 2020 at 6:31 PM
  • TikTok is putting new restrictions on weight loss ads as the app increasingly comes under criticism for promoting dangerous diets.
  • It also puts increased restrictions on other weight loss-related ads, like limiting ads for “weight management products” to users over 18 years old and not allowing those ads to “promote a negative body image or negative relationship with food”.
  • Rolling Stone reported that TikTok was “advertising dangerous fasting diets to teenage girls”.