TikTok, the popular social media company, has announced that it has signed the European Union’s Code of Conduct against Illegal Internet Hate Speech Online,media reported. The company says it has been dealing with hatred on its platform and says it should fight it across the Internet.
The EU’s code of conduct is not new and has been in place since May 2016 to prevent and combat the spread of illegal hate speech online, according to its dedicated website. Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube all signed the code of conduct, followed by Instagram, Snapchat, DailyMotion and Jeuxvideo.com.
Responding to the news, Cormac Keenan, TikTok’s head of trust and security for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said: “Our ultimate goal is to eliminate hatred of TikTok. We recognize that this may seem like an insurmountable challenge at a time when the world is increasingly polarized, but we believe that this should not deter us from trying. Every little progress we’ve made has eddy us one step closer to TikTok and people around the world. “
Over the past few years, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter have all started to follow what they think is problematic. Some have criticized the companies for removing their content in violation of fundamental freedoms, but they say they have rules that new users agree to comply with when they sign up.