TikTok announces policy changes to ban content promoting disordered eating

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February 09, 2022, 12:18 PM GMT+0

The ByteDance-owned platform is also rolling out new features that aim to support the well-being of its users.

TikTok’s latest updated community guidelines and features aim to support users’ well-being. Some of its policy changes would crackdown on content glorifying eating disorders and dangerous viral challenges. The platform would also remove videos that promote eating disorders like short-term fasting and over-exercising.

The platform claimed that they are making this change in consultation with eating disorders experts, researchers, and physicians. According to the latest TikTok Transparency report, over 91 million videos were removed for content violation in the third quarter of 2021.

Additionally, TikTok’s policy changes also ban hateful ideologies, deadnaming, misgendering, and misogyny along with content promoting conversion therapy. “We use a combination of technology and people to identify and remove violations of our Community Guidelines, and we will continue training our automated systems and safety teams to uphold our policies,” TikTok said in its announcement.

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