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TikTok announces it will ban political content sponsored by candidates or creators

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O TikTok reinforced this week thatai ban political content sponsored by candidates or creators from the platform. The ban on publications with the theme Election takes place in the middle of the electoral period in several countries.

The reason for the reinforcement of the positioning is to avoid the misuse of the platform during the elections in Europe and in the United States. O TikTok’s US security chief Eric Han said the network is committed to electoral integrity.


Han also said that educational content will be published in the coming weeks on the creator’s portal to guide content producers, as well as a new feature, which will emphasize the ban on paid political ads.

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Many consider the average rigorous, but the social network justifies saying that it is a form of defense against electoral disinformation in the environment in question. The official profile of TikTok on Twitter also spread the message.

“We will continue to educate creators about the responsibilities they have to comply with our Community Guidelines and Advertising Policies, and we will remove content that violates our rules,” said a post from the official account.

During this election period, it is common for candidates part of the campaign’s resources to spread jingles, promote videos with achievements or proposals, in addition to producing content defaming or even lying about the rivals.

And you, what do you think about this attitude of TikTok? Tell us in the comments below!

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