Video-sharing platform TikTok is not spared from the spread of false information. In the U.S, the social media company removed more than 340,000 videos showing deceptive or misleading information about the 2020 presidential elections.
Tiktok partnered with fact-checkers at Agence France-Presse and Lead Stories to help review content and immediately remove flagged videos.
To help users limit this type of content, TikTok introduced new prompts called “For You Feed,” wherein suspicious videos are immediately flagged.
TikTok said, “Sometimes fact checks are inconclusive or content is not able to be confirmed, especially during unfolding events. In these cases, a video may become ineligible for recommendation into anyone’s For You feed to limit the spread of potentially misleading information. Today, we’re taking that a step further to inform viewers when we identify a video with unsubstantiated content in an effort to reduce sharing.”