Insufficient Moderation Leaves ‘For You’ Page Filled with Dubious Apps, Products and Services
The fate of TikTok’s operations in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand has been a topic of international interest for the past several weeks. Tech giant Microsoft and retail giant Walmart are weighing a joint bid to acquire the businesses and Oracle is also reportedly considering throwing its hat in the ring. However, legal and regulatory challenges are making an already complex negotiation process even more challenging. Even if these considerable hurdles are surmounted, my research over the past seven months reveals some additional challenges a new owner might face in moderating activity on the popular video sharing app. What I found confirms my suspicions that TikTok truly is the Wild West of social media.