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TikTok introduces Asia-Pacific Safety Advisory Council

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The logo of TikTok is seen on a smartphone screen in New York, the United States, Aug. 30, 2020. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

TikTok, the leading destination for short-form mobile videos, yesterday introduced an Asia-Pacific Safety Advisory Council. The external council, which is made up of leading experts in the field of legal and regulatory bodies and academics from across the region, will provide advice on content moderation policies and trust and safety issues specific to APAC, including Cambodia.

The council brings together thought leaders who can help to develop forward-looking policies that not only address the challenges of today, but also plan ahead for the next set of issues that the industry will face. The council will provide subject matter expertise and advise on TikTok’s content moderation policies and practices to help shape regional
and global guidelines. The council will also play a critical role in identifying existing and emerging issues in the region that affect TikTok’s platforms and users and develop strategies to tackle these challenges.

“TikTok is taking a positive step forward in improving its policies and processes with the establishment of the APAC Safety Advisory Council,” said Arjun Narayan, TikTok director of trust and safety, Asia-Pacific. “I’m pleased to welcome the founding members to the Council and firmly believe this Council will provide constructive, sound and honest advice
as TikTok continues to strengthen its content policies in Asia-Pacific. We look forward to expanding our Council in the future, with representatives from other markets in the region.”

The council will convene quarterly for discussions on key issues, including online safety, child safety, digital literacy, mental health and human rights, report on observations and submit formal recommendations related to the issues discussed.

 

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