TikTok adds new comment controls to discourage bullying

The app will prompt users to ‘reconsider’ mean comments

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TikTok is introducing new options meant to reduce bullying and harassment on its platform: new comment controls and in-app prompts to discourage nasty comments, told us Engadget

The app is increasing its comment filtering tools to convey users the power to approve all new comments before they’ll seem beneath their clips.

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With the change, new comments are hidden till the account owner approves them. the corporate notes that it already lets users filter comments supported keywords, however, that the new setting provides a further layer of control.

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TikTok is also adding a feature meant to proactively stop bullying before it happens. once it detects that a selected comment might break its rules, the app can prompt users to “reconsider” before posting.

The feature is analogous to 1 created by Instagram, which warns users when it detects a doubtless rule-breaking remark.

Like Instagram, TikTok won’t stop users from posting the comment in question, however will offer them the chance to vary their words.

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TikTok has tightened its rules around bullying in recent months. the corporate updated its community guidelines in December to add a lot of specifics around its anti-bullying and harassment policies.

It’s conjointly operating with a gaggle of outside experts who advise the corporate on content policies and moderation rules.

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