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New York Times Cheers Student Who Waited Years to Share Damaging Video of Classmate for Maximum Impact

High school student Mimi Groves of Leesburg, Virginia, was forced to withdraw from the University of Tennessee as a result of a smear campaign launched by one of her classmates. Groves was pressured to withdraw from the university after student Jimmy Galligan shared a three-second video from 2016 of Groves using a racial slur while singing along with a rap song.

New York, NY, USA - July 11, 2016: Headquarters of The New York Times in night

TikTok Investigates Videos Promoting Anorexia, Starvation

The Chinese-owned social media platform TikTok has reportedly begun an investigation and banned certain search terms linked to harmful pro-anorexia content. One expert explained that once a teenager has accessed eating disorder content, the platform floods their feed with the topic, because “TikTok is essentially designed to show you what it thinks you want to see.”

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