Thursday, October 22, 2020

TikTok expands its policies for tackling hateful content | Music Ally

Removing hateful content from a social media or streaming service is a constantly moving target as new movements and forms of hate emerge, and new tricks to avoid moderation.

TikTok is the latest platform to announce how its policies are adapting.

“While our Trust & Safety teams already work to remove hate speech and hateful ideologies, such as neo-Nazism and white supremacy, we are strengthening our enforcement action to remove neighbouring ideologies, such as white nationalism, white genocide theory, as well as statements that have their origin in these ideologies, and movements such as Identitarianism and male supremacy,” it announced yesterday.

It’s also cracking down on misinformation and stereotypes about Jewish, Muslim and other communities; misinformation about notable Jewish people and families used as proxies for anti-semitism, and content promoting conversion therapy for gay people, or suggesting that nobody is born LGBTQ+.

Stuart Dredge


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