TikTok formally signed up to the European Union’s Code of Practice on Disinformation, which trade organization EDiMA handles communications for.
EDiMA director general Siada El Ramly, who also serves as the spokesperson of the Code of Practice’s Working Group of the Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Disinformation, said at a conference hosted by the European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services Monday that EDiMA was formally notified of TikTok’s signature Monday morning.
El Ramly said at the event, “TikTok signing up to the Code of Practice on Disinformation is great news, as it widens the breadth of online platforms stepping up the fight against disinformation online. It shows that the Code of Practice on Disinformation is an effective means to ensure that companies do more to effectively fight disinformation online. Today’s announcement shows once again that internet companies take their responsibility seriously and are ready to play their part.”
TikTok director of government relations and public policy for Europe Theo Bertram said in a statement, “TikTok is a platform for positive, creative expression, and it has been humbling to see so many people enjoy the creativity of the TikTok community. Our dedicated teams do incredible work to protect against misuse and keep TikTok safe. To prevent the spread of disinformation online, industry co-operation and transparency are vital, and we’re proud to sign up to the Code of Practice on Disinformation to play our part.”