TikTok To Start Working With Kenya Govt on Content Monitoring

Photo Of President William Ruto After TikTok Content Moderation Talk With TIKTOK CEO

Shou Zi Chew Chief Executive of the popular short-form video hosting service TikTok has agreed on working together with the GOK in Tiktok content moderation during their virtual meeting this morning.

The meeting comes after President Ruto revealed his plan to meet with the social media’s executives to address on monetization and the content moderation issues presented to the Kenyan parliament

During a previous interview, ICT Cabinet Secretary Eliud Owalo said that instead of banning TikTok, the government would collaborate with the company to moderate the content to eliminate any inappropriate or offensive material from the platform.

“We are not banning TikTok but we have to find a way to manage unpalatable content on the platform,” he stated.

President William Ruto stated that the new collaboration will ensure that content on the platform adheres to agreed guidelines.

On top of that, State House officials also added that TikTok would open a regional office in Nairobi and hire more Kenyans to work for the platform, citing Kenya as one of the most active countries on the short-form video app.

The new office will act as a base to oversee and coordinate TikTok’s operations in Africa, exhibiting the company’s efforts in establishing their presence not only in Kenya but Africa at large.

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