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TikTok to help users spot misinformation

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TikTok to help users spot misinformation

TikTok is launching a media literacy hub to help its users recognise fake news and misinformation online ahead of the General Election.

The social media giant said the hub had been created alongside fact-checking organisation Logically Facts.

The new in-app space will focus on critical thinking and news literacy, TikTok said, covering topics such as how to spot fake news online and tips for consuming a balanced range of news.

“With misinformation and disinformation being found on every corner of the internet, the hub contains guidelines which have been designed to help critique and judge the trustworthiness of the information we find online,” TikTok said in blog post on the new tool.

“Whenever or wherever they engage in content, we encourage our community to stop, think and check the resources.”

The move follows the rollout of a dedicated General Election Centre on the platform in the UK, which directs users to official information from the Electoral Commission.

Prompts for the centre appear on election-related content and when users make election-related searches.

“As the United Kingdom prepares to go to the polls for the General Election, we are committed to ensuring that our TikTok community has the skills to assess whether the information that they read, see or hear during this busy time is reliable and accurate,” TikTok said.

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