Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. However, TikTok’s rise in popularity amid coronavirus coupled with assertions that it’s been censoring videos by people of color, and specifically, Black creators, have brought the question of whether the app supports its Black creators to the forefront. “A lot of times my views don’t match up to my followers. Often compared to Vine, TikTok is a short-form video platform. March 19 2018, A humanoid robot gestures during a demo at a stall in the Indian Machine Tools Expo, IMTEX/Tooltech 2017 held in Bangalore, Engineers test a four-metre-tall humanoid manned robot dubbed Method-2 in a lab of the Hankook Mirae Technology in Gunpo, south of Seoul, South Korea, The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie 'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company, Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi, Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session, A test line of a new energy suspension railway resembling the giant panda is seen in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China, A test line of a new energy suspension railway, resembling a giant panda, is seen in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China, A concept car by Trumpchi from GAC Group is shown at the International Automobile Exhibition in Guangzhou, China, A Mirai fuel cell vehicle by Toyota is displayed at the International Automobile Exhibition in Guangzhou, China, A visitor tries a Nissan VR experience at the International Automobile Exhibition in Guangzhou, China, A man looks at an exhibit entitled 'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London, A new Israeli Da-Vinci unmanned aerial vehicle manufactured by Elbit Systems is displayed during the 4th International conference on Home Land Security and Cyber in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. “We welcome the voices of the Black community wholeheartedly.”.

Some point toward the bias in the habits of active users as the most influential indicator of what content users see rather than intentional direct racism. “With that being the direct next event after my Black Lives Matter posts, it was kind of hard to see it as anything but shadow banning.”. So I think that if you do see a Black creator on your For You page, even if you don’t find [their video] particularly funny, someone else might, and might not see it without the attention you’re giving them. “Some of the work that we’re doing for the Black community to make sure they feel supported is that we’re investing in our technology and moderation strategies to better handle potentially violative content and design a little more user-friendly appeals process,” he says.