On TikTok, Here’s How to Quiet Your Trolls

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techno.rentetan.com – Over the previous three months, TikTok has taken down 81,518,334 hate and abuse videos. Neat!. Is there a really troll-free social media platform? LinkedIn, in my opinion, will be our final bastion of solely sincere posting. Meanwhile, TikTok continues to add new features that allow users to minimize the amount of hatred and harassment they get.

TikTok deleted 81,518,334 hate and harassment videos in the previous three months, according to their Q2 Community Guidelines Enforcement Report released earlier this week. Sure, that’s a staggering figure in terms of the volume of hatred (assuming the bulk of those community violations are actual hate, and not just videos featuring the fearsome female nipple). At the same time, it’s a promising figure in terms of TikTok’s attempts to deal with hatred on its own rather than putting the responsibility on individual users. Trolls remain despite TikTok’s addition of a function last July that asks users to evaluate if their comment is improper or cruel before posting it; nonetheless, trolls persevere. Here are the tools to keep your TikTok experience as troll-free as possible, whether you’re a TikTok creator or just want to keep your TikTok-ing kids safe.

Are you prepared to go LIVE? Make use of the new mute controls

TikTok is implementing revised mute options for comments and inquiries during livestreams as a result of their findings, including the removal of muted users’ comment history from view. TikTokers have always had the option to ban accounts or disable commenting on their videos (more on that below), but doing so creates a huge hurdle in terms of getting views from those who aren’t nasty little trolls.

For the uninitiated, “Going LIVE” allows TikTokers to interact with their followers in real time through comments; on the other hand, these livestreams provide trolls with a real-time channel to abuse TikTokers. “Livestreaming on TikTok is an exciting way for artists and viewers to interact, and we’re incorporating safety into the experience by design,” Eric Han, TikTok’s head of U.S. Safety, said in a blog post headlined “Our continuing battle against hate and abuse.” We believe that these additional options will provide presenters and viewers alike even more ability to create safe and engaging livestreams.”

As an aside, livestreams dramatically increase views on your most recent video as a creator. From a commercial viewpoint, this (unofficial) incentive for TikTokers makes sense: Livestreams provide as a central location for viewers to give to hosts via in-app purchases.

Even if you are not going LIVE, you may take steps to restrict users and filter comments on all of your videos.

Filtering of comments

Filtering comments is easy with a few settings. To begin, go to the bottom of your home page and press the Profile tab, then pick the settings menu (the three horizontal dashes) at the top.

Choose Privacy and scroll down to Comments on the Account page that appears (under the Safety subheading). “Filter all comments,” “Filter spam and abusive comments,” and “Filter keywords” are all choices available in the comment filters area.

Filter all comments: Prevent unapproved comments from showing on your postings. Click “review filter comments” at the bottom of the page to approve which comments appear beneath your videos.
Spam and abusive comments should be filtered out: The mysterious technology attempts to recognize potentially damaging comments and blocks them from appearing on your articles (unless you approve them).
Filter keywords: Select a set of keywords and prevent any comments containing those keywords from showing in your articles without your permission. Personally, I’m ready to apply a filter on “Shaun White” so that people don’t comment on how much I resemble him.

Accounts that have been blocked

Sometimes it’s enough to just stop a troll at the source. Go to their profile page and touch the settings option in the upper right corner. After that, pick Block and then Confirm. The banned account won’t be able to view your profile or any of your material in their feed as a result of this. You may also select who can and cannot send you direct messages under the Safety tab.

Safeguard your videos

You may fiddle with all of the video settings under the Privacy section to keep your account safe without becoming completely private. If you want others to duet, stich, or download your videos, think about it.

Because hate and bullying are highly contextual issues, I recommend reading TikTok’s most recent report here if you’re interested in learning more about how they’re working to make their site a safer place.