Does Tik Tok give some facilities to popular accounts?

TikTok used a two-tier moderation system that gave preferential treatment to its most popular users as of late last year according to Forbes.

The outlet obtained an audio recording of the September 2021 meeting where the company detailed an internal feature called “Creator Labels” that was reserved for accounts with more than 5 million followers.

And when it came to managing these users, many of whom are influencers and celebrities, TikTok reportedly filtered them through a separate moderation queue that saw the company treat these accounts differently.

There’s a lot more leniency, I’d say, an employee at TikTok’s Trust and Safety said during the meeting.” The company states on its website that its community guidelines apply to “everyone and everything on TikTok.” Engadget reported.

A company spokesperson told Forbes that it is “not the most lenient in managing accounts with more than 5 million followers,” adding that it does not have waiting lists for moderation based on follower numbers.

If the report is accurate, TikTok wouldn’t be the first company to treat its most influential and powerful users differently. In 2021, the Wall Street Journal detailed how Meta’s XCheck system allowed millions of prominent Facebook and Instagram users to bypass its rules.

In one of the incidents described in the report, the system “prevented” Facebook moderators from removing nude photos that Brazilian soccer star Neymar had posted of a woman who accused him of sexual assault. The post was viewed more than 60 million times before Meta took any action, in addition to this, the company did not ban Neymar’s account, even though he shared nudity without consent in violation of its forum guidelines.

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