The current social network, TikTok, is now available on the Google Play Store for Android TV. In addition, it introduces new mechanisms to reduce the spread of fake news and misinformation on its platform with the new update.
So that the user thinks about what he is about to publish, or so that he has more information about what he sees on the platform. In a simple but potentially effective way, we will have new prompts or notices pop-up that can alert us in certain cases.
TikTok wants to put a brake on disinformation
TikTok is, above all, a user community focused on entertainment and creativity, which quickly grew to become a worldwide phenomenon. Now, the social network also takes responsibility for combating disinformation.
The social network, through its blog, expresses the need to consider what is published, before pressing the share button. On the opposite side, for those who are viewing the contents, it is also important to have a minimum of discernment.
To comply with both parts, before sharing content, the user will see a pop-up window that will ask if “are you sure you want to share this video”. On the other side, a warning will appear whenever a particular video is reported for untrusted content, or it is flagged for unverified information.
TikTok actively reviews publications on your social network
Claiming to remove all content identified as misinformation or false news, the platform thus takes further steps to lessen the impact of unconfirmed information. Content that may not be false, therefore, perfectly legitimate, but that the platform was unable to verify. Contents that remain in limbo, an area of uncertainty.
Whenever the doubt persists, a caution notice will be presented. In these cases, users will see a small card stating that the video contains unverified information, thereby alerting them.
The social network calls on its users to take a moment to think before sharing, or to consume content on its platform. The applies to shares on your social network and interactions on your social network.
Also according to TikTok, the three types of notices will have reduced shares by about 24% during the testing phase. The function is now implemented with updates to TikTok applications for Android and iOS devices.
Also available for Android TV on the Google Play Store
Users interested in bringing the contents of the platform to their television with Android TV can now also do so. The social network recently made the application adapted to the Google platform available on the Play Store.
Although it still needs some work to adapt the vertical videos to the big screen, it is already possible to install TikTok for Android TV from the Google Play Store. It’s a good way to enhance entertainment on your smart TV.
The listing is online, remaining the free app.
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