The major difference for the victims is that in a real kidnapping someone is actually taken from someplace by force and held somewhere else until the ransom is paid. In a virtual kidnapping, loved ones of the victim are the ones who really suffer.
Two people in my life are avid TikTok consumers. One is my daughter, Molly, and the other is my on-air partner, Joe Dredge. Molly is 24 and Joe is 42...and frankly, I'm more worried about Joe's mental health (with or without TikTok).