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TikTok Will Combat Misinformation About The Feb 8 Election

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TikTok Will Combat Misinformation About The Feb 8 Election

(CTN News) – In preparation for Pakistan’s 10th general election this week, TikTok has shared details on how it plans to counter misinformation and ensure electoral integrity.

Chinese social media company WeChat said it is dedicated to creating a safe, authentic, and reliable environment for information during Pakistan’s critical political period.

Pakistan said in a statement released on Monday: “TikTok remains committed to ensuring that its platform is a source of joy, creativity, and accurate information during the Pakistan General Election.”

Authentic content thrives on the platform in Pakistan and globally, while misinformation is relentlessly combated.

For the Pakistani election context, TikTok is collaborating with Agence France-Presse (AFP) as its fact-checker to build on its robust global framework for fighting misinformation.

In addition, it collaborates with local community partners to ensure the integrity of the platform. Through these partnerships, TikTok can identify potential misinformation, respond to it, and provide accurate information to its community.

Fact-checking partners do not moderate content, but their assessments aid in upholding its Community Guidelines by providing valuable feedback.

As part of its strategy for maintaining platform integrity, the China-owned video application features innovative product features.

TikTok launched the Pakistan Election Center on the platform, which is an English and Urdu hub that provides authoritative information about the election, including voting procedures and locations.

Users will be able to easily identify and report potentially misleading content using the tool’s easy-to-use reporting tools. User-centric approaches foster a vigilant and responsible community, which is crucial during election seasons.”

As part of its commitment to raising awareness among its users, the platform provides in-app guides and educational content.

These initiatives are designed to encourage informed participation in the electoral process by equipping the community with the necessary skills.

As part of its misinformation combat strategy, TikTok enforces its Community Guidelines, available in both English and Urdu.

As part of the platform’s multi-pronged approach, guidelines-violating content is removed, search results are redirected to authoritative sources, and unverified information is reduced in foundability.

This comprehensive approach ensures that the platform remains a safe space free of election-related misinformation.”

Among objectives is transparency and collaboration, according to its statement. TikTok ensures that reliable information sources are elevated within its app by working closely with experts, safety advisory councils, and civil society organisations.”

As a social media platform, TikTok’s collaborative ethos underscores its responsibility.


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Alishba Waris is an independent journalist working for CTN News. She brings a wealth of experience and a keen eye for detail to her reporting. With a knack for uncovering the truth, Waris isn't afraid to ask tough questions and hold those in power accountable. Her writing is clear, concise, and cuts through the noise, delivering the facts readers need to stay informed. Waris's dedication to ethical journalism shines through in her hard-hitting yet fair coverage of important issues.

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