Tiktok launches online safety campaign amid govt scrutiny
TikTok has also partnered with the Cyber Peace Foundation to promote online safety
China’s short video platform TikTok has launched #SafeHumSafeInternet, an India specific campaign amid rising government scrutiny on Chinese apps ecosystem.
TikTok has also partnered with the Cyber Peace Foundation to promote online safety. On Tuesday, they held an event in New Delhi to highlight and discuss the importance of online safety, educate internet users of safety practices to follow, along with efforts that should be taken to promote online safety.
Tiktok said to ensure the safety of users, it combines technology with a robust content moderation team covering major regional languages in India.
“As a global community, safety is one of TikTok’s topmost priorities,” said Sandhya Sharma, Director, Public Policy (India), TikTok. “In addition to user education, we, at TikTok, are continuously working to introduce additional features to promote safety.”
Tiktok, along with other Chinese apps such as Kwai, Bigo Live and Like have been criticised for problematic content, sometimes that is dangerously close to breaking the law, exposing children to nudity and possibly those who seek to coerce or groom underage users into committing explicit acts.
The Indian government has proposed amendments to Intermediary Guidelines of the IT Act, making the social media companies more responsible for the content posted on them.