TikTok pledges to promote black creators after accusations of censorship
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TikTok on Monday laid out it plans to take to address criticisms that its recommendation algorithm suppresses black creators.
These steps include launching what it calls a âcreator diversity councilâ aimed at ârecognizing and uplifting the voices driving culture, creativity, and important conversations on the platform,â the company wrote in a blog post. TikTok says it will also reassess its moderation strategies, build out a new âuser-friendlyâ appeals process, and develop a new creator portal for expanding communications and âopportunities for our broader creator community.â
TikTok said it will âstand in solidarity with the Black communityâ on Tuesday by participating in â,â a day of action against...
K-pop stans overwhelm app after Dallas police ask for videos of protesters
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After the Dallas Police Department asked people to of âillegal activity from the protestsâ happening in the city over the weekend using a special app called iWatch Dallas, K-pop fans flooded the software with content from their favorite artists and seemingly overloaded the reporting system in the process.
The day after the Dallas Police Department tweeted out the original request, a that âdue to technical difficulties iWatch Dallas app will be down temporarily.â Replies to both tweets are a mix of clips from various K-pop groups performing, games like Animal Crossing, anime GIFs, and other pop culture references calling out the request and later celebrating the app being down.
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