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British Filmmaker slams TikTok for allowing abusive comments

British Filmmaker slams TikTok for allowing abusive comments

San Francisco: Alleging that the Chinese short-form video app TikTok allowed abusive comments in its video, British filmmaker Emmeline Hartley slammed the app, IANS reported.

In a video about sexual consent, the comment section went flooding with men's allegations, accusing women of sexual assault.

BBC reported that the particular two-minute video was uploaded by a user with 1,700 followers, and it got 1.2 million views.

Hartley said that she "believes TikTok's algorithms are driving more hate towards the film," BBC quoted.

However, TikTok said that misogyny was prohibited on the platform.

BBC quoted a TikTok spokesperson, "Our community guidelines specifically call it out as a hateful ideology, and we are crystal clear that we do not want that content on our platform."

The company said it had removed more than 100 comments from Hartley's video, which was a small proportion of the number that had been left.

Hartley, but claimed that said she could not get in touch directly with someone from the platform to get help.

We don't have the capacity or the manpower to respond to all the comments. I thought, what have I done? I've made a film that's helping rape culture," BBC quoted Hartley.

She further said that she had seen more videos on the platform which had abusive comments where the creator was appealing for likes and positivity to "pull them back from the wrong side of TikTok".

In 2018, Hartley made the original video "Keep Breathing". She was backed with funds by many organisations in Derby as well as the British Film Institute.

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TAGS:TikTok Misogyny men woman sexual assault consent abusive comments 
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