Dementia content gets billions of views on TikTok | Curio

Dementia content gets billions of views on TikTok

16 mins | Feb 25, 2022

Whose story does it tell? People have started making plans for their digital footprint after they die. But fewer people think about what would happen to their online presence should they lose the ability to manage it while they’re still alive. Abby Ohlheiser explores how some influencers are recording people with dementia at their worst, and without their consent. Now, advocates are raising important questions about the ethics of these popular videos.

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From MIT Technology Review

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