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TikTok explicitly calls out white nationalism, white genocide theory, and male supremacy as hate speech

TikTok explicitly calls out white nationalism, white genocide theory, and male supremacy as hate speech

Members of the Proud Boys, a far right organization dedicated to fighting with leftists, hold a rally on September 26, 2020 in Delta Park, on the northern edge of Portland, Oregon.
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TikTok is being more explicit about what qualifies as hate speech on its platform.




The company said it will ban hate symbols and coded hate language, and called out white supremacy, white genocide theory, and male supremacy as hate speech.




TikTok's guidelines already ban hate speech and hateful ideology, but the announcement sees the firm condemn certain ideologies more explicitly.




TikTok's update comes as Big Tech platforms rush to update policies and try and stem a flood of hate speech.




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TikTok has overhauled its community guidelines to better tackle coded language and symbols that help spread hate speech.The company announced in a blog post on Wednesday morning that it "will stem the spread of coded language and symbols that can normalize hateful speech and behavior."The announcement comes shortly after TikTok joined the European Commission's Code of Conduct on Countering Illegal Hate Speech Online.The company says it will address the spread of white nationalism, white genocide theory, Identitarianism (an anti-immigration movement spreading in parts of Europe and elsewhere), and male supremacy.
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