According to the service’s announcement, TikTok will no longer allow content that “undermines wellestablished scientific consensus” regarding the climate crisis.
TikTok will still allow videos that tackle discussions about climate change, such as government policies related to it, as long as they don’t go against scientific consensus.
Last month, TikTok updated its community guidelines to add policies that prohibit videos with climate change misinformation on the app.
They had found that TikTok is full of false information about, among other topics, climate change, and looking for the term brings up search suggestions like “climate change debunked” and “climate change doesnt exist.” During the height of the pandemic, looking for COVID19 videos would also bring up suggestions that include “covid vaccine hiv.” In addition, misinformation was especially prevalent during the presidential election season in the US.
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