TIKTOK users who give a dead or transgender name to someone else risk being banned under stricter safety rules.
The popular video-sharing platform is blocking more hate speech and dangerous challenges that will go into effect in a few weeks.
Dead names – when you call a transgender person by their birth name after they’ve changed – is now considered a “hate ideology” by the website.
The same applies to mistaken conversions – using the wrong pronoun for a person – as well as confusing and promoting controversial conversion therapy.
While TikTok has railed against these, it’s the first time they’ve officially adopted the rules, meaning anyone who breaks them could now be banned.
As part of the move, the company is also ramping up efforts against videos that glorify eating disorders and dangerous viral challenges.
This includes brief periods of fasting and excessive exercise which are considered “underrecognized signs of an underlying problem”.
But the tech giant has warned one sector is “difficult to stay on track consistently”.
“We’re making this change, in consultation with eating disorder experts, researchers, and doctors, because we understand that people can struggle with the way they eat,” TikTok said. unhealthy and behavioral without an eating disorder diagnosis.
It comes after reports showed eating disorder videos were still active on the platform, even though it was long banned.
More than 91 million videos, or 1%, have been removed by TikTok in the past three months for violating the rules.
A lot of the leg work is done by AI, which has increased as technology improves.
Tech giants have come under greater scrutiny over the content they allow on their platforms.
Pressure is growing on companies, with plans for new legislation in the UK to make them more accountable for what they store.
In other news, Apple has revealed a bunch of New emojis for iPhoneincludes a pregnant man and two saucy icons.
Experts have warned that the future Space launches can be dangerous if “stupid” regimes like Russia don’t stop blowing up the sky creating debris.
And most popular phone since a millennium has been announced, with many people shocked to learn it’s not an iPhone.
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