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Ahead of 2020 election, TikTok partners with fact-checkers to prevent misinformation
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TikTok has partnered with fact-checkers ahead of the 2020 presidential election to prevent the spread of disinformation, such as early claims to victory, according to a blog post.
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Fact-checkers will help TikTok to determine the "accuracy of content" so the social media app "can quickly remove false or manipulated videos," TikTok US Head of Safety Eric Han said in the Wednesday post.
Fact-check partners are listed as PolitiFact, Poynter Institute and its MediaWise program, Science Feedback, Lead Stories and Vishvas News.
"With heightened focus around Election Day, we'll be partnering with these fact checkers to reduce discoverability of content that prematurely claims victory in a race before results are confirmed by The Associated Press," Han wrote. "Out of an abundance of caution, if claims can't be verified or fact-checking is inconclusive, we'll limit distribution of the content."