TikTok adds new feature to control all offensive comments

TikTok adds new feature to control all offensive comments

Not long before the pandemic of the COVID-19 ait seemed for the first time application very interesting entertainment that caught the attention of young Internet users. Some time later, this red social China has become suitable for netizens of all ages, then TikTok It has a complete range of content for all tastes.

Precisely, in recent weeks the platform has drawn attention for its new ‘I don’t like’ button, in which users can press it when they do not feel identified with the content.

“There is no finish line when it comes to keeping people safe, and our latest report and ongoing safety improvements reflect our ongoing commitment to the safety and well-being of our community. We look forward to sharing more information about our ongoing work to safeguard our platform.” explains TikTok in its official statement.

According to some reports, so far people have posted photos showing they already have this feature. What is expected with this option is to be able to rate the comments of the videos. It will also allow creators to have more control over how more are displayed than others.

Encouraging real interactions in the comments

In order to remove potentially offensive content on the platform, TikTok has made this ‘Dislike’ button official for TikTok users. USAand little by little it is testing it in other regions.

This function allows users to avoid those comments that they consider irrelevant or inappropriate. This information will add to the algorithms that TikTok already uses to keep the comments section a relevant and real place of interaction.

To avoid creating unrest among community members or discouraging creators, only the person who has registered a ‘Dislike’ in a comment you can see that you have done it.

In fact, in the screenshot uploaded to Twitter, you can see that the number of likes continues to appear, which is not the case with the new feature.

Also, to facilitate the search and use of the integrated security tools that TikTok offers, the platform is doing tests with reminders that will guide creators to the filtering, blocking, and deletion options in the comment block.

These notifications will be shown to creators whose videos receive a high proportion of negative comments. Similarly, TikTok will continue to remove comments that violate its Community Rules, and creators will be able to continue to report answers or accounts for review.

TikTok wants its users to maintain harmony on the social network

The ‘dislikes’ have been debated for a long time. In fact, a few months ago, YouTube decided to remove the dislike counter from all videos on their platform. This way, the only people who have access to the funds are the creator of the video and no one else.

The measure has been widely criticized by both creators as by consumers, but it seems that the waters have calmed down.

Nevertheless, in the case of TikTok, it seems that the functionality is much more limited. In fact, this appears to be a feature, which instead of helping users vandalize or harass a person, is intended to alert platform moderators to potentially harmful or unrelated content. the social platform.

The function is also used to categorize comments in the app. This will also allow creators to have more control over which of them shows more than others.

The statement concludes by saying: “To avoid creating unrest among community members or demoralizing creators, only the person who has registered a ‘Dislike’ on a comment will be able to see that they have done so.”

Rachel Maga
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life's biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.