TikTok bans ads for fasting apps and weight loss supplements

Generation Z’s favorite app, TikTok, is making moves to make sure its young fans stay healthy.

In an announcement on Wednesday, TikTok rolled out a number of new policies, including one that bans advertisements for fasting apps and weight loss supplements on its platform. The new rules also restrict ads and content that “promote a harmful or negative body image.” 

“These types of ads do not support the positive, inclusive, and safe experience we strive for on TikTok,” the company said in its statement.

In addition to the outright ban on certain advertisements, TikTok will put “strong restrictions” on ads that make weight loss claims. The company will also limit ads promoting weight management products to users over the age of 18.  Read more…

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