TikTok announces new content restrictions, and increased automated filtering to combat, among other things, the interestingly phrased sexual activities.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll begin using technology to automatically remove some types of violative content identified upon upload, in addition to removals confirmed by our Safety team. Automation will be reserved for content categories where our technology has the highest degree of accuracy, starting with violations of our policies on minor safety, adult nudity and sexual activities, violent and graphic content, and illegal activities and regulated goods. While no technology can be completely accurate in moderating content, where decisions often require a high degree of context or nuance, we’ll keep improving the precision of our technology to minimize incorrect removals. Creators will be able to appeal their video’s removal directly in our app or report potential violations to us for review, as they can today.
You can view the full update here.
Our zero-tolerance policies, such as posting child sexual abuse material, automatically result in an account’s removal. We may also block a device to help prevent future accounts from being created.