‘We risk another crisis’: TikTok in danger of being major vector of election misinformation

Posted on AllSides October 25th, 2022
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A study suggests the video platform is failing to filter false claims and rhetoric in the weeks leading up to US midterms

In the final sprint to the US midterm elections social media giant TikTok risks being a major vector for election misinformation, experts warn, with the platform’s massive user base and its design making it particularly susceptible to such threats.

Preliminary research published last week from digital watchdog Global Witness and the Cybersecurity for Democracy team at New York University suggests the video platform is failing to filter large volumes of election misinformation...

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