TikTok says that as part of an anti-bullying policy, it restricted videos that featured people whose bodies had “problems.” https://t.co/ikmr3q362d— Slate (@Slate) December 4, 2019
-Tiktok admitted Tuesday to suppressing content by users assumed to be "vulnerable to cyberbullying" in an effort to prevent cyberbullying.
-The policy listed “Disabled people or people with some facial problems such as birthmark, slight squint and etc.” as being potentially vulnerable to bullying or harassment.
-Moderators would watch clips, and decide if the person in them looked like someone other people might want to bully. Users who fit this description would be flagged, and their videos would not appear outside of their country. In some cases their videos would not appear in other users' feeds.
-A list of flagged users included disabled, overweight, and LGBT people.
-Tiktok says the policies are no longer in place.
-The policy was last in place September of this year.