Viral short-video platform TikTok has been accused of preventing videos of users with disabilities to get the same outreach as other users.
Though the idea was right, the implementation has been all over the place with users complaining about this haphazard move, which will give rise to more differences.
Through a category called ‘Auto R’, videos that are bound to become a subject of bullying will not appear on the ‘For You’ feed.
Despite the top management trying to prevent bullying, the move is discriminatory to the disabled people since only the victims are being punished in this scenario.
Speaking to Netzpolitik.org, a TikTok spokesperson said:
The policy has been changed to adapt more nuanced anti-bullying policies and in-app protections.
Ever since it was launched in India and across the Asian markets, the app has been embroiled in one controversy after another.