TikTok being a widely used shirt-videos application, has millions of new videos every day for the viewers, several videos contain information regarding various topics. However, some of the videos contain information that is not supported by facts and is unverified; such pieces of information can result in the spread of misleading news all over the internet. Hence, in order to minimize the risk of false information, the tech giant will now display warnings for the videos that have unverified information. The warning sign will pop up when the users share such videos to dissuade them.
Moreover, the videos will potential false information will have a label on them, i.e., “Caution: Video flagged for unverified content.” This label means the content was checked by a fact-checker but failed to certify whether the information in the video is correct or not. The company has been making efforts against the spread of fake information, but the caution labels for unverified videos were not available until the new update.
The content creators will receive a message when their video is flagged, and the distribution of such videos will be reduced automatically. On the other hand, the viewers will get a prompt asking, “sure you want to share this video?” if they click the share button of unverified videos.
The topics that the fact-checking department will prioritize include vaccines, climate change, and elections, according to a TikTok spokesperson. Whereas, the company will permanently remove any content on the platform that violates the misinformation policy by TikTok.