TikTok guidelines directed its moderators to not promote posts by ‘ugly’ and poor users, @theintercept reports.— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) March 17, 2020
Discriminatory guidelines have leaked in the past, revealing that TikTok intentionally prevented posts from LGBTQ users and users with disabilities from surfacing. pic.twitter.com/8PT3dZgOc5
Guidelines for moderators of the famous app have recently surfaced on the Internet, and they include to erase the content from people with “ugly facial looks” or people who shot videos in “slums” or “dilapidated housing” in an attempt to “prevent bullying”.
The guidelines also ban people with beer guts, old decorations or cracked walls, in order to promote more attractive videos. The app has experienced a bigger surge due to people in quarantine due to recent global events.