TikTok will be banning misgendering, deadnaming, and content promoting disordered eating
TikTok is updating its community guidelines and rolling out new features that the company says will support the well-being of its users. Some of the policy changes crackdown on content the company has previously come under fire for, including videos that critics say glorify eating disorders and dangerous viral challenges.
The company announced today it would begin removing videos that promote disordered eating symptoms like short-term fasting and overexercising. Content promoting eating disorders is already banned on the platform, but news reports have repeatedly shown users are exposed to videos featuring unhealthy eating habits. During an October congressional hearing, senators pressed TikTok representatives on further protecting young users.
The policy changes also add to a ban on hateful ideologies, explicitly banning deadnaming, misgendering, and misogyny, as well as content promoting conversion therapy.