TikTok Details Several Updates to Its Community Guidelines

More than 91 million videos were removed from its platform in the third quarter of 2021

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TikTok revealed several updates to its community guidelines on Safer Internet Day Tuesday.

The video creation platform pledged to continue its efforts to prevent the spread of dangerous acts and challenges, including suicide hoaxes, on its platform, highlighting them in a separate policy category with more detail rather than including them under its suicide and self-harm policies.

TikTok said it worked with experts to develop new videos from creators that challenge the application’s community to follow four helpful steps when assessing online content—stop, think, decide and act—and those videos will be available on the #SaferTogether hub on TikTok’s Discover page over the next week.

Content that promotes eating disorders is already removed from the platform, and TikTok will begin removing promotion of disordered eating, saying it made the change in consultation with eating disorders experts, researchers and physicians in an attempt to acknowledge more symptoms, such as overexercise or short-term fasting, that are...



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