Recently, Criticism over TikTok for Recommending Suicide Video catches the fire across the globe. The famous short video platform, TikTok is under huge criticism for its poor content filtration algorithm. Recently, a video of a man committing suicide circulating on the TikTok. This video was uploaded on TikTok on Sunday and TikTok showing up on the ‘For You’ page. Furthermore, this video does not contain graphic content thumbnail and many users open the video accidentally.
However, the spokesperson of TikTok says that this video was originally streamed at Facebook. Afterward, this video uploaded on TikTok. Nevertheless, the company is taking the action and removing the video from the platform. Furthermore, banning all accounts that either already has uploaded the video or are trying to upload the graphic content. However, many TikTok video producers and creators are posting videos warning their followers to look out for an image. This image shows a grey beard man sitting alongside a table. Shockingly, the most violent and graphical content of the video has been hidden.
However, a representative of TikTok says in a statement that:
Our system has a filtration algorithm and automatically detecting and filtering these contents for violating our policies. Furthermore, we have stringent policies to filter the content that displays, promote, or promotes suicide. So, we are banning all the accounts that try to upload the video multiple times. Furthermore, we are thankful to the community who reported the graphical content and warned other users to watch the video. So, if any user of our app is struggling with thoughts of suicide, we encourage them to seek help and support. Furthermore, we provide access to hotlines directly from our Safety Corner
However, suggesting the video on ‘For You’ catches maximum viewers and cannot avoid viewers from watching the video. This incident conveys the significant loophole of the TikTok content filtration expertise. So, TikTok is in dire need of improving its content filtration algorithm and avoid reoccurrence of such incidents.