The platform becomes stricter
TikTok clarified in a statement that they are eliminating “misleading information that could cause harm to the health of an individual or to public safety in general”.
The new terms aim to root out “misinformation meant to incite fear, hate, or prejudice.”
Not very precise rules
One of the most recent censorship complaints against TikTok came in November 2019 when an American teenager named Feroza Aziz had a problem with TikTok because they removed a video where she raised awareness about the existence of Uighur Muslim concentration camps in China.
A TikTok representative came out to deny this, saying that they do not moderate the content due to political sensitivities. “Both her new account (that of Feriza Aziz) and the video in question have not been affected, and they are constantly receiving visits”, said the representative, making it clear that the teenager’s ban occurred for other reasons. Many pundits were unconvinced.