none Updated: June 2, 2020

TikTok pledges to promote black creators after accusations of censorship

Written by Sumit Pandey

TikTok released on Monday a range of steps to counter criticism of the repression by its recommendation algorithm by black creators.

The organization posted in a blog post that it "recognizes and raises voices which push the community, design and key talks on the platform" in such steps. Tiktok suggests it will also re-evaluate its moderation strategy, create a new, easy-to-use, quote, appeal mechanism, and build a new innovative portal to improve communications.

In May, users of TikTok started changing their profile photos to the black power symbol for the protest against black creators' censorship. CNN reports that users of TikTok should stop pursuing other users who didn't support the move; black developers have asked non-black allies to join at least one new black developer. Shortly afterward, and at the very height of demonstrations around the world against police abuse, TikTok faced what it called a 'technical issue quote;' it looks like the #BlackLivesMatter and #GeorgeFloyd posted video tags got zero visits.

On Tuesday, by taking part in 'Black Outs Tuesday,' an activity against racial in justification scheduled by the music industry, TikTok has said that it 'will stand in solidarity with the Black community. The platform promises $3 million in non-profit donations that will support the Black community and a separate $1 million donation in the battle against "racial inequality and disparities." However, TikTok did not mention any particular organization in its blog. TikTok also vowed to remove all the lists in playlists and initiatives "to observe the moment of reflectivity and practice."

Written by Sumit Pandey

My name is Sumit Kumar Pandey and I’m a content writer and blogger who specializes in writing about technology, web design, and online marketing.

After working as a research scholar in the engineering field for many years, I’m now a full-time content writer, helping people get more exposure and generate more leads for their businesses.

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