TikTok has come under fire because it instructed the moderator to suppress, posts, users, who are ugly, poor or disabled, the platform that is now widely considered to be the. The effort was done in order to attract more users.
Quoted from DailyMail, on Tuesday (17/3/2020) statement was controversial, revealed by the Intercept, which obtained the internal documents. One of your content, the particular video deliberately hidden, because it shows the “poverty in rural areas, older people with skin that is wrinkled, not bloated belly, and a smile that is beautiful.”
The same report, the video-sharing app from China calls the provide, when the posting user, the can is not interesting to reduce the level of retention of new, short-term. The documents also reveal TikTok censor live-streaming-contains political speech, which is considered harmful to national honor and the prohibition of the users who create such content.
TikTok, the it came for the first time in 2016, and since the turbulent world of social media. Social media application allows the user to a live broadcast and a short video that can be distributed to, watched by millions of people. Last month, the platform has 500 million active users worldwide and downloaded over 1.5 billion times on the App Store and Google Play.
But in the last couple of months, TikTok have the criticism in relation to business ethics and U.S. officials called for restrictions on the use of this application with the claims of national security risk. And the latest scandal explains created TikTok monitoring of the contents by the users themselves.
A spokesman from TikTok Josh Gartner, said The Intercept, most of the guidelines for the live-streaming, as listed in the document are no longer used, and, in some cases, never applied. But he did not give specific details of the nothing.
Gartner recognizes the platform in this short video, press the user postings that are always unattractive, disabled, or poor. But it’s all done in the efforts to combat the tyrant. He also noted the policy used when The Intercept got it.
Meanwhile, in the category of “vulnerable bully” TikTok for those who have a body shape that is not normal, overweight, paunchy, chubby, or too thin, the face does not meet the standard of the stay beautiful or deformed by the teeth for the elderly with skin wrinkles and other. Anonymous sources mengknfirmasi need is at least valid until the end of 2019-and the policy stream is imposed directly in the past year.
The policy is also dependent, the restriction of the visibility of the video that shows the slum neighborhoods and rural areas. “Such an environment is not suitable for new users because it is less luxurious and attractive.” So you call the document, the scope for its beautiful natural landscape.
The Intercept also reported a ban on content with a political speech that may embarrass or against the officials. “Defamation against government officials, political leaders, religious or family can be punished, on the basis of the new policy with the termination of the stream and the suspension of your account.”
Those who violate it, will not be able to use the app for at least three days. In the meantime, for those, the promotion of competition TikTok in your content can be banned forever.
In state security in October 2019, senator of the Democratic party of the United States, Chuck Schumer (D-New York), Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) requested the intelligence community to assess the national security risks associated with the use of TikTok there is a suspicion that the media to spy on U.S. citizens.
But In November, the executive TikTok present refuse in the presence of the Senate legal Committee, which will determine initially whether there is a relationship between the technology industry with the interests of China.
Party said TikTok, “Unfortunately, we can but witness, which can contribute to the substantive discussion in a short period of time. We remain committed to working productively with the Congress in securing the data of American users, the protection of your privacy, and the promotion of freedom of expression, ensuring competition and choice among internet platforms, as well as the safeguarding of the interests of the national security of the United States.”
At the time, Senator cotton, responded with a statement calling for the rejection of TikTok, “underlined concern”, if you are bound to secure the Communist party of China, and it is not the intention of the rights and the privacy of the user in the States.
During the last in February, TikTok sentenced to a fine of $ 5.7 million, or $ 85,7 billion is at the expense of the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 is illegal. The U.S. military also prohibits the staff and the soldiers with TikTok reasons of national security risk.