TikTok encouraged moderators to suppress content from those deemed ugly, poor, or overweight

March 16, 2020

By Bryan Clark

Chinese video-sharing app TikTok once instructed its moderators to hide posts created by users it deemed to be ugly, poor, overweight, or disabled, according to documents obtained by The Intercept. It’s not the first time media outlets have got their hands on these types of memos from TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance. According to a 2019 report from Netzpolitik, the company made previous efforts to censor the reach of those with visible or obvious disabilities. The memo specifically mentioned those with autism, Down syndrome, facial disfigurement, or “disabled people or people with some facial problems such as a birthmark, slight squint,…

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