TikTok announces the fight against fake news before the European Parliament elections

Luc Williams

Governments and politicians around the world are concerned about the spread of disinformation and the use of false information generated by artificial intelligence to influence elections, Reuters recalled.

According to TikTok, about 30 percent MEPs use the Electoral Centers application

“Next month we will launch Voting Centers in the app in the local languages ​​of each of the 27 EU member states, so people can easily separate fact from fiction,” said Kevin Morgan, TikTok’s head of trust and safety for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

A representative of the company stated that work on the project is based on activities started in 2021, “which gained momentum last year, when voters in Greece, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia and Spain went to the polls.”

“By working with local electoral commissions and civil society organizations, Election Centers will be a place where our community can find reliable information,” he added. According to TikTok, about 30 percent MEPs use this application.

Morgan said TikTok, which currently works with nine fact-checking organizations in Europe, plans to expand its fact-checking network and launch nine additional media literacy campaigns later this year.

In the coming months, the app wants to introduce special reports on covert influence operations to increase transparency and accountability in the use of its services.


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