On paper, TikTok has strong safety policies protecting minors, but “what happens in practice is the real test,” said McNamara. When it comes to proactively policing the sexualization of kids or trading of child sexual abuse material, she added, “TikTok is behind.”
“Abuse was highly gendered and designed to “humiliate, belittle and discredit” [female journalists] on both a personal and professional level.”
A former Google leader who worked on trust and safety issues acknowledged that the company focuses heavily on English-language enforcement and is weaker across other languages and smaller markets.
If you see something repeated enough times, it seems more true. Multiple studies show that it works on 85% of people. Worse, it still happens even if the information isn’t plausible & even if you know better.
“If the world’s largest online advertising platform doesn’t care that it has made false information, hate speech and toxic propaganda profitable in societies like ours, and has no intention to do anything to change because it wouldn’t financially pay off, that is devastating”
“You got conned. Name is ‘Rahul LIGMA.’ C’mon man,”
“By allowing politicians to lie about their true motivations and printing the lies as fact, the news media continues its long tradition of allowing powerful people to manipulate the public into not understanding the true drivers of political actions and policies.”
“It is the notion that these tweets are spontaneous posts by authentic Twitter users that is false, and which marks the campaign as disinformation.”
Algospeak is used to make it harder for automated moderation to detect harmful content
“The accounts had promoted the claims of a fake Swiss biologist called “Wilson Edwards”, who alleged the US was meddling in efforts to find the origins of Covid-19 […] However, the Swiss embassy said that it was unlikely this person existed.”