3:31:11 AM PDT - Thursday, September 29th, 2022

TikTok takes aim at political grifting and fundraising in latest policy tweaks  

By Editor - Wed Sep 21, 5:16 am

TikTok has announced an incoming tightening of its policies around political accounts using its video-sharing platform, such as those belonging to political parties, politicians and governments. The changes look intended to limit, er, political grifting (for want of a better term) — with an incoming ban on use of monetization features (like tipping, gifting and ecommerce) or on using the video-sharing platform to solicit campaign donations directly. Political accounts will also be ineligible for TikTok’s Creator Fund, as well as being unable to access ad features by default. A spokeswoman for the company said the changes are designed to promote a positive environment and reduce polarization in line with its mission of being an entertainment platform. TikTok said the changes will roll out and/or start being enforced in the “coming weeks”. It also confirmed the new policies are being applied globally.

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TikTok takes aim at political grifting and fundraising in latest policy tweaks

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