(CTN News) – It has been revealed that TikTok has uncovered a covert influence operation targeting Ireland, which it has shut down and uncovered.
There were 72 accounts on the network, and there were more than 94,000 followers on the network.
The owner of the accounts listed on TikTok posted divisive views in an effort to intensify social conflict as a result of their posts.
In the European Commission’s Code of Practice on Disinformation, which was developed as part of TikTok’s submission to the European Commission, the details of this are contained in a report.
As far as the submission is concerned, it pertains to the period January 2023 through June 2023.
It has been reported that the people behind this network have created inauthentic accounts; posted content with divisive views related to nationalism in countries such as Ireland, Japan, Russia, and Taiwan,” TikTok said on Thursday.
According to the report, they were also responsible for “hyper-posting comments with similar low-quality content in an attempt to redirect TikTok users off-platform and to intensify social conflict” among users.
It’s also been reported that TikTok also discovered and shut down covert influence operations that were taking place in Russia, Poland, and Germany.
After Elon Musk bought TikTok,
Google, Microsoft, and Facebook and Instagram parent Meta all signed up to the EU disinformation code last year, but Twitter, now known as X, dropped out after the company was acquired by Google.
In a statement sent to Mr Musk, the European Union described X as one of the most significant sources of fake news in the world, and urged him to comply with new EU laws aimed at combating disinformation.
According to Vera Jourova, Vice President of the European Commission, X, is “the platform with the largest ratio of posts that contain misinformation or disinformation.”.