TikTok announces the activation of an in-app Election Center “with the aim of helping those who interact with electoral content to draw on reliable sources and information”, such as information on voting methods provided by institutional sources.
“Starting from the next few days – explains a note from the company – specific labels will also be applied to the contents identified as relating to the 2022 political elections in Italy, as well as those proposed by accounts belonging to politicians and parties. Users, by clicking on the labels , will have direct access to the Center where they will find information relating to the elections “.
In conjunction with the Italian electoral campaign, TikTok recalls that “it applies a policy that does not allow paid political announcements while the Community Guidelines prohibit content that presents electoral misinformation, abuse, hateful behavior and violent extremism”. This is done, the platform points out, “through a combination of human moderators and technologies as well as collaboration with accredited fact-checking organizations, including Facta.News in Italy and many others globally”.
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