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Chinese App TikTok Comes Up With New Safety Policy

The app's existing privacy and safety settings allow users to decide who can comment and react to their videos or send them a message and download content from their accounts. 

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TikTok has over 54 million monthly active users (MAUs) in India. Pixabay

Giving Indian users more account management control on its platform, video-sharing app TikTok on Friday launched a new safety feature that allows them to filter self-defined words in Hindi and English from the comments section.

The “Filter Comments” feature would automatically remove up to 30 user-defined words from the comments section. Users can also change the listed words as and when they want, the company said in a statement.

The safety feature comes as part of TikTok India’s #SafeHumSafeInternet and #BetterMeBetterInternet campaigns launched in partnership with the Cyber Peace Foundation to mark the Safer Internet Day (SID) on February 4.

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The “Filter Comments” feature would automatically remove up to 30 user-defined words from the comments section. Pixabay

The app’s existing privacy and safety settings allow users to decide who can comment and react to their videos or send them a message and download content from their accounts.

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TikTok has over 54 million monthly active users (MAUs) in India.

Owned by China-based company ByteDance, TikTok was first launched in China in 2016 as “Douyin”. It was rolled out to international markets in 2017. (IANS)

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The Election Commission is in talks with the representatives of Internet companies, including social media platforms, on the use of social media for campaigning in the Lok Sabha polls while the Model Code of Conduct is in force. Pixabay

Social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter, agreed on Wednesday to process any request from the Election Commission to take down content within three hours during the 48-hour period before voting days.

The agreement was arrived at a meeting between the Election Commission and Internet companies as part of a conduct code for the staggered Lok Sabha elections starting on April 11 and also for the future, informed sources said.

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Also taking part in the meeting were representatives of WhatsApp, Google and ShareChat. (IANS)