(Reuters) – TikTok will bring in an external group comprising former United States (US) congresspersons to review and guide on its content restraint policies including on child safety, misrepresentation and hate speech, the popular Chinese-owned video application said on Tuesday.
The group, K&L Gates, will work with TikTok’s internal the US management team, the company said. The group contains former congresspersons Bart Gordon and Jeff Denham.
TikTok said the move will increase clearness around content restraint policies and it’s live out to protect users.
Created by Beijing Bytedance Technology Co, TikTok allows users to create and share short videos with special effects, and is enormously popular in Southeast Asia, including India and Pakistan.
But similar to other social media companies like Facebook and Twitter, the video application also has faced the fury of controllers related to content moderation on its platform.
Facebook, the world’s largest social network, is in the process of setting up an external oversight board to function as an independent court of appeals on content decisions from its moderators.