TikTok is set to take action to prevent the publication of paid political ads in preparation for the US midterm elections. This was announced by the head of the security service of the social network in the United States, Eric Khan. Elections will be held in November.
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“Our security experts will be on the lookout for signs that influential bloggers are being paid to post political material. Content that violates our policies will be removed. All materials related to the midterm elections to the US Congress will be specially marked,” the message says.
Khan stressed that the social network checks the content and accounts reported by members of the community, and also cooperates with accredited fact-checking organizations. They help TikTok to evaluate the authenticity of content in 30 languages, but the social network representatives are responsible for the final moderation.
Community Guidelines prohibit paid political advertising, disinformation, harassment, extremism, and hate speech spread through the platform.
At the end of 2021, TikTok became the most visited Internet resource in the world, overtaking Google, Facebook, Netflix, YouTube.