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Russia Demands TikTok to Restrict Recommending Military Content for Minors

Posted by Sparsh Dayal On 01-Mar-2022 07:12 AM

Russia asks TikTok to stop recommending military content for minors

On this Monday Russia’s communications regulator demanded TikTok to restrict the military-related content in the posts they recommend for minors in their feed. This announcement was declared through their official telegram channel.

According to the regulator Roskomnadzor, who mentioned that he had identified the content on the feed of the app recommended for minors was majorly connected to Russia’s “special military operation” in Ukraine and much of the content would not be wrong to be called anti-Russian in character.

Russia has fined a large number of tech companies and faltered their services and products supply within the nation all over a protracted stand-off with Big Tech platforms. It has ramped up heavy pressure on websites during the war.

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Even a spokeswoman from TikTok on Monday confirmed that the company had limited access to Russian state media outlets RT and Sputnik all around the European Union, this act was performed right after the organizations had been hit with sanctions by the EU. The same step was taken by Facebook-owner Meta, and the firm additionally blocked access to the two outlets.

TikTok is very much popular among the youngsters and even comes with a version geared for kids below 13. It was not precisely clear that exactly what the Russian regulator intended when mentioning TikTok was recommending content, particularly to minors. The firm confirmed that they are recently testing age-rated content restrictions.

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Owned by the Chinese tech massive ByteDance, The company, TikTok, didn’t in an instant reply to a request for comment on Roskomnadzor’s demands.

The app, which was once at the beginning recognized for short lip-syncing videos and viral dance trends, has also been broadly used to spread news and document occasions in the run-up to and even during Russia's invasion of Ukraine. It has additionally observed the widespread of misleading pictures and footage concerning the war.


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