TikTok announces new features to counter antisemitism

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January 28, 2022, 4:02 AM GMT+0

The features were developed in partnership with the World Jewish Congress (WJC) and UNESCO.

TikTok has introduced new features on its platform to counter Holocaust misinformation and antisemitism. The app will now include a banner at the top of search results for terms like “Holocaust victims,” “Holocaust survivor” and other genocide-related queries.

This banner will direct users to a Holocaust information website run by WJC and UNESCO. Similarly, users who tap on hashtags like "#HolocaustSurvivor" and "#HolocaustRemembrance" will see a longer public service announcement at the top of the search results.

In the coming months, TikTok aims to add a permanent banner under videos that use Holocaust-related hashtags, directing people to the aforementioned website. "We condemn antisemitism in all its forms and deploy a combination of technologies and moderation teams to remove antisemitic content and accounts from our platform,” TikTok said in a blog post.

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