TikTok outlines plans to censor conspiracy theories and election falsehoods

Aug 18, 2022 | Political News

TikTok announced plans to censor conspiracy theories and misinformation during the 2022 midterm elections.

On Wednesday, the app said that it would monitor the platform for false videos regarding how to vote, election worker harassment, deepfakes of candidates, and incitement of violence and track the algorithm's promotion of political content.

“At TikTok, we take our responsibility to protect the integrity of our platform – particularly around elections – with the utmost seriousness,” wrote Eric Han, head of U.S. safety at the company. “We're proud to be a place that brings people together over creative and entertaining content, and we work hard to keep harmful misinformation and other violations of our policies off our platform.”