Social media apps like TikTok were initially created to be fun and entertaining where people could post videos of themselves singing and dancing along to songs. However, people have been using the app to create discussions about certain topics, using it as a way to respond to people calling them out, and so on.

In a bid to help cut back on potential bullying issues that might take place in the app, TikTok has since launched new anti-bullying features. Some of these features might be familiar, where one of them will ask users to reconsider if they want their post as it might contain words that are abusive and could violate TikTok’s community guidelines.

If you’re wondering why this sounds familiar, it is because it is a feature that Twitter had introduced not too long ago. TikTok will also be introducing comment filters where users will be able to choose varying degrees of filtering, whether it be general offensive terms or if there are specific keywords that they want to filter.

According to TikTok, “Creating a safe and positive app environment that allows creative expression to thrive is our priority. We’ll continue to strengthen our safeguards for users, build tools that provide people with more control to shape their experience, and keep listening to feedback from our community and experts.”

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