TikTok proposes new global coalition against harmful content
What you need to know
- The CEO of TikTok is proposing a coalition to protect social media users from harmful content.
- Vanessa Pappas has written to nine major heads of social media and content companies.
- She is calling for a system to help platforms quickly notify each other of harmful content like graphic violence and suicide.
The CEO of TikTok, Vanessa Pappas, has written to nine heads of social and content platforms seeking to form a coalition to protect against harmful content.
In a press release today the company stated:
TikTok is proposing the creation of a "hashbank" for violent and graphic content to significantly reduce the change that people see violent and graphic content, enduring emotional harm in the process.
In a letter sent to company leaders Pappas stated:
TikTok is likely to be sold in the coming weeks, with reports that ByteDance has reached an agreement with Oracle and Walmart, however, the deal is fragile given president Trump's insistence on U.S. control of the app.
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