On the TikTok, Creators will now receive a message when a warning tag is added to their video
The popular short video app TikTok will begin displaying warnings on videos that contain questionable information that could not be verified, and will also begin warning users when they are going to reshare those videos.
A warning label will now be displayed on these videos under the caption, "Caution: Video marked for unverified content" This means that a fact checker examined the content, but could not certify that it was right or wrong.
TikTok has already been reducing the spread of some unverified videos, but they were not publicly flagged. The creators will now receive a message when a warning label is added to your video, and all these videos will have a reduced distribution, so they lose visibility within the platform.
Users will also be warned when they are going to re-share a video that has a warning. The company has not said how many videos it will check each day or how it chooses the videos. A spokesperson said fact-checking often focuses on topics like elections, vaccines and climate change, and a video doesn't have to reach a certain popularity to qualify for the review.
News Source: The Verge