TikTok Adds New Comment Controls To Discourage Bullying


TikTok introduces new features aimed at and harassment on its platform: new comment controls and in-app prompts to discourage nasty comments.

The app is expanding its comment filtering tools to give users the ability to approve all new comments before they can appear under their clips. With the change, new comments will be hidden until the account owner approves them. The company notes that it already allows users to filter comments based on keywords, but the new setting offers an additional layer of control.

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TikTok is also adding a feature to proactively stop bullying before it happens. When it detects that a particular comment may violate its rules, the app prompts users to “reconsider” before posting. The functionality is similar to the one created , which alerts users when it detects a potentially illegal notice. Like Instagram, TikTok will not prevent users from posting the comment in question, but will give them the ability to change their words.

TikTok has tightened its bullying rules in recent months. The company has updated its community guidelines to add more details on its anti-bullying and harassment policies. He also works with a group of who advise the company on content policies and moderation rules.

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