Are You Too Ugly for TikTok?

Christine Vann, MSc.
6 min readDec 9, 2021

The viral app filters our kids’ faces with a beauty algorithm straight out of Black Mirror while we’re busy focusing on Facebook’s misdemeanors.

Are you too Ugly for TikTok? How our kids’ facesare filtered with a dystopian beauty app
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Scrolling through TikTok, I can see how it bewitches kids.

One minute a pig meanders through the mountains; the following adorable puppies clamor for food until three teens doing a funny trick involving their mouths and a credit card demand your…

Christine Vann, MSc.

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