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Tik Tok Actively Discriminated Against The Disabled
« on: December 03, 2019, 06:51:00 pm »
I find the actions of Tik Tok truly staggering  :o

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-50645345

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Videos made by disabled users were deliberately prevented from going viral on TikTok by the firm's moderators, the app has acknowledged.

The social network said the policy was introduced to reduce the amount of cyber-bullying on its platform, but added that it now recognised the approach had been flawed.
The measure was exposed by the German digital rights news site Netzpolitik.

A leaked extract from TikTok's rulebook gave examples of what its moderators were instructed to be on the lookout for:

# disabled people, people with facial disfigurements, people with other "facial problems" such as a birthmark or squint, Down's syndrome, autism

I can see this might be thought of as a case of protecting folks from themselves, however these actions sets an arbitrary and discriminatory bar to access and lets be fair its the creators choice to upload a video and the choice of everyone else whether they wish to view it or not, unless being physically deformed in some respect means your brains no longer work, I myself labour under no misapprehension on that score and nor should Tik Tok.

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