The social network’s chinese-TikTok popular with short video clips when it was still called Music.the family, and in 2018, it came to pass the Bounty on to the market. And, as it gains users, the platform has a policy very favorable to the chinese government.
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It’s the one that pointed out the guidelines for the TikTok, for your mods. According to The Guardian, the ByteDance, the company in charge of social networking and provides guidance to staff to prevent the free circulation of the videos that are displeasing to the chinese government.
The contents revealed in the middle of the suspect from the video on the TikTok over the protests in Hong Kong have been censored for political reasons. This is because the various sections of the guidelines are general, but they seem to have been set up to cater to the government.
One of the points that forbids the criticism of and attacks on political, social legislation of any other jurisdiction, such as the monarchy, the parliamentary system, the separation-of-powers system of government, etc.”. The other does the “demonization and distortion of the historic place, or of any other country, such as the riots of may 1998 in Indonesia, the genenocídio you [from 1975 to 1979], and the incident of the tiananmen Square [China, 1989]”.
There are, however, a ban on the topic of highly contentious issues, such as separatism, religion-and-conflict society, the conflict between the ethnic groups, for example, to over-estimate the conflicts, islamic sects, to push for the independence of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Chechnya, Tibet, Taiwan, and the over-estimate of the ethnic conflict between the blacks and the whites.
All of the publications that they violate these rules will be marked as “vísíveis to yourself,” that is, the following are available, but have a reduced range. When this happens, the user will not know if the content is found to have violated the policies of the TikTok or, quite simply, it was not considered to be interesting for the algorithm of the platform.
With the guidance of the TikTok also predict that the video will be marked as “default”, which leads to its total removal, and, in some cases, to the exclusion of the user. Come in this article and the videos attached to the “challenge of Love”, for example.
The TikTok has other rules that are very questionable, to say the least. One of these is child porn, and says that while it is not clear that the person in the video is younger than 18 years old, and the moderators are to “treat him like an adult.”
In the Guardian, the ByteDance said that the document was up-to-date in may. With the new guidelines of the social networking feature of the policies of moderation in regional, with the participation of the moderators of the sites.
“In the early days of TikTok, we take a direct approach to minimizing the conflict on the platform, as well as our guidance for the moderation that allowed for penalties for items such as the content that is returned to the conflict, such as religious sects, and ethnic groups, covering various regions from around the world,” said the company.
“So, when TikTok began to take off globally in the past year, we recognise that this is not the right approach, and we work to empower dedicated local team who have a nuanced understanding of each market. As we have grown, we have implemented this approach in everything, from the product team on the development of the policy.”