TikTok outlines plans to censor conspiracy theories and election falsehoods

Posted on AllSides August 17th, 2022
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TikTok announced plans to censor conspiracy theories and misinformation during the 2022 midterm elections.

On Wednesday, the app said that it would monitor the platform for false videos regarding how to vote, election worker harassment, deepfakes of candidates, and incitement of violence and track the algorithm's promotion of political content.

"At TikTok, we take our responsibility to protect the integrity of our platform - particularly around elections - with the utmost seriousness," wrote Eric Han, head of U.S. safety at the company. "We're proud to be a place that brings people together over creative and entertaining...

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