TikTok has gotten extremely popular these days and it is the first-ever social media application to have over a hundred million users in a very short period. But for the past few months, TikTok is facing a lot of hate and threats from different countries. India even banned TikTok while the US President Donald Trump is constantly threatening the company to change ownership or it will also ban the app.
However, TikTok is becoming better every day and is improving through all the hate. This application is targeting white Nationalism and white genocide theory through its content and is creating awareness amongst the people about white people. This is called neighboring ideologies and TikTok is to remove hateful and offensive content like white supremacy and neo-Nazim.
On Tuesday TikTok in a blog post stated that it’s their goal to prevent the spread of hateful content and ideologies, and they are working towards it. The post even said that they will originate symbols that would standardize immoral content and behavior.
The TikTok company also confirmed that from now onwards it will create content which would change society and its main priority would be to target male supremacy that is where the male is dominant over women and no basic rights are given to women to do that TikTok will produce content which will give awareness to people over it.
The company will also focus on avoiding the content related to identitarianism, fake rumors of Jews their families which was spread to create anti-semitism, and the content which is produced against the LGBTQ community to harm them. TikTok will ban all such content which would be harming society.
For many months now TikTok is removing harmful content. As per a survey In August 2020 TikTok removed around 3800000 immoral videos that were against the laws of the countries in which TikTok was operated and was violating TikTok’s laws over hate speech. An Anti-Defamation League report came out over the content on TikTok which showed that TikTok is full of content that was supporting white supremacist groups and anti-Semitism which is against the laws of TikTok and is making TikTok a harmful app to users.
TikTok has not only loosed its popularity because of indecent content but there are many other reasons as well. One of the biggest reasons behind it is that Trump is blaming TikTok for sending the US users data privacy to the Chinese government and Trump believes that TikTok is a threat to the US’s national security. Trump has even threatened to ban TikTok if it does not change the parent company ByteDance and makes an American company a partner. No decision has been made by TikTok yet and the final verdict is still pending.