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TikTok updates content rulebook as pressure from West builds

TikTok has rolled out updated rules and standards for content and users as it faces increasing pressure from western authorities over concerns that material on the Chinese-owned video-sharing app could be used to push false information. The company released a reorganised set of community guidelines that include eight principles to guide content moderation decisions. “These […]

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Irish government consults cyber security experts over TikTok on work phones

The Irish government has sought advice from cyber security experts on whether TikTok should continue to be permitted on work phones used by people in the public sector. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the Government was liaising with the country’s National Cyber Security Centre. Mr Varadkar said there was not yet any change to the government’s […]

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The TikTok app on the App Store on an iPhone screen. Cabinet Office minister Oliver Dowden, has confirmed TikTok will be banned on Government devices following a review. Picture date: Thursday March 16, 2023.

UK bans TikTok from official Government phones over security concerns

TikTok has been banned from UK Government phones after a security review but ministers and officials will still be able to use the Chinese-owned app on their personal phones. Cabinet Office minister Oliver Dowden announced the ban, which he said would be “good cyber hygiene”, with “immediate effect” on Thursday. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has […]

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FILE - The TikTok app logo appears in Tokyo on Sept. 28, 2020. U.S. government bans on Chinese-owned video sharing app TikTok reveal Washington’s own insecurities and are an abuse of state power, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023.(AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)

China accuses US of ‘abusing state power’ with TikTok bans

US government bans on Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok reveal Washington’s insecurities and are an abuse of state power, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson has said. The US government “has been overstretching the concept of national security and abusing state power to suppress other countries’ companies”, Mao Ning said at a daily briefing. “How unsure of […]

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Concerns raised after social media giants approve anti-LGBT+ adverts

Concerns have been raised about the processes used by social media giants to block advertisements containing hateful language towards the LGBT+ community. NGO Global Witness submitted ads that used extreme and violent language to three social media companies for approval. Ten were submitted to Facebook, TikTok and Google, as part of the group’s investigation. Both […]

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