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TikTok could face EU fines and a suspension over sister app TikTok Lite

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European officials are threatening TikTok with fines and a possible forced suspension of parts of a spinoff app. The warnings target TikTok Lite, a less data-intensive version of TikTok’s main app. EU officials fear the app’s addictive features could harm users’ mental health. This investigation is the European Union’s second major inquiry into TikTok. It is the first time Commission officials have used new tools granted to them under Europe’s Digital Services Act. TikTok has 48 hours to defend its reward program or face the suspension of the feature. Failure to provide requested information could result in fines for the company.