Link: “The dark side of TikTok's algorithm”

Original post found at: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-26/tiktok-algorithm-dangerous-eating-disorder-content-censorship/100277134

TikTok is one social media platform I’ve never even tried (I’m a “give me text, not video” kind of person) but this 4 Corners investigation – written up in the article here – was pretty informative as to what it’s like and why I made 100% the correct decision to stay away 😂

In particular, the algorithms sound like everything people complain about with YouTube but 100x worse – e.g. the second they detect interest in really bad content like pro-ED material or racist or sexist shit, they start flooding your feed with it – and their moderation process regularly shadowbans left-wing content and content by POC and disabled or even “ugly” people 🤯

a cartoony avatar of Jessica Smith is a left-wing feminist who loves animals, books, gaming, and cooking; she’s also very interested in linguistics, history, technology and society.