TikTok apologises after being accused of censoring posts with ‘Black Lives Matter’ hashtag


Team Udayavani, Jun 4, 2020, 1:11 PM IST

TikTok apologised on Monday after users complained that posts with the hashtags #BlackLivesMatter and #GeorgeFloyd were shown to have zero views. Tiktok said that it happened due to a “technical glitch”

TikTok users complained that the issue was an intentional act of censorship by the company, which is owned by Chinese internet giant ByteDance.

However, TikTok claimed the problem was only “a display issue,” adding that videos with the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag have currently generated more than 2 billion views.

Vanessa Pappas, TikTok US General Manager, and Kudzi Chikumbu, Director of Creator Community, said: “To our Black community: We want you to know that we hear you and we care about your experiences on TikTok. “We acknowledge and apologize to our Black creators and community who have felt unsafe, unsupported, or suppressed. We don’t ever want anyone to feel that way. We welcome the voices of the Black community wholeheartedly”

TikTok said it plans to set up a ‘creator diversity council’ that will be tasked with recognizing and uplifting the voices driving culture, creativity, and important conversations on the platform.

The company has pledged to donate $3 million to charities helping the black community during the coronavirus pandemic and commit another $1 million toward fighting racial injustice and inequality in the U.S.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Akasa Air to start services to Guwahati, Agartala from Bengaluru

India cricketer Taniya Bhatia claims she was robbed in London hotel

CBI seeks more time to file objection in D K Shivakumar case

Bal Thackeray’s old-time assistant Champa Singh Thapa joins Eknath Shinde camp

India should make efforts to be among global leaders in fourth industrial revolution: President

Social media has never been a bad place for me: Hrithik Roshan

Passport applicants can apply online for police clearance certificates


Related Articles More

Musk faces deposition with Twitter ahead of October trial

Apple now manufacturing iPhone 14 in India

Can we really deflect an asteroid by crashing into it? Nobody knows, but we are excited to try

Scientists engineer mosquitoes that can’t spread malaria

Approaching storm may delay launch try for NASA moon rocket

MUST WATCH

Kollur Mookambika

President Draupadi murmu inaugurates Mysore Dasara-2022

Creative PU College Moodabidri

Lighiting at Uchila Mahalakshmi Temple

Health Minister K Sudhakar Statement about paycm


Latest Additions

Akasa Air to start services to Guwahati, Agartala from Bengaluru

India cricketer Taniya Bhatia claims she was robbed in London hotel

CBI seeks more time to file objection in D K Shivakumar case

Bal Thackeray’s old-time assistant Champa Singh Thapa joins Eknath Shinde camp

India should make efforts to be among global leaders in fourth industrial revolution: President

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.