TikTok admits restricting some LGBT hashtags

TikTok has acknowledged that it restricts LGBT-related hashtags in some countries as part of its “localised” approach to moderation. A report by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) think-tank said many LGBT hashtags were “shadow-banned” in Bosnia, Jordan and Russia.

A shadow ban limits the discovery of content without indicating that a particular hashtag is on a ban list. TikTok said that some hashtags were restricted to comply with local laws. According to the […]

 

 

 

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