TikTok Cracks Down on Political Content

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Ahead of the U.S. midt erm elections, TikTok announced some changes to its content policy. The social media giant is now barring videos that contain political fundraising and mandating verification for U.S.-based government and political accounts. In it s press release about the changes, the company emphasized that “TikTok is an entertainment platform,” apparently trying to distance itself from social media’s very real effects on public perception and past elections. The app may seem innocent enough, with it s lip-sync videos and impractical cooking “hacks.” But if TikTok has the power to convince teens to get themselves arrested, it’s also...