Has TikTok’s Search Engine Turned Into a Rumor Mill?

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This article was originally published on the Daily Dot.

TikTok’s search function debuted last year, as part of an effort to become users’ go-to search engine (and keep them in the app). But when that feature rolled out, there were reports that TikTok’s struggle to contain misinformation was bleeding into search results as well.

In the last few months, there have been more instances where TikTok’s recommended searches are creating drama—and rumors.

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