TikTok Assures It Is Getting Better At Detecting Borderline Content

TikTok did not say how much more accurate the new system is, but it did say that in the last 30 days it has "prevented teen accounts from viewing over 1 million overtly sexually suggestive videos."

TikTok Assures It Is Getting Better At Detecting Borderline Content - RAVZGADGET
TikTok Assures It Is Getting Better At Detecting Borderline Content.

TikTok has been working on new ways to age-restrict certain types of content for several months as part of a larger push to improve safety features for younger users.

Earlier this year, the app introduced a new rating system called Content Levels to help it identify more “mature” content.

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The company has provided another update on its efforts. In a blog post, the company announces the release of a new version of its “borderline suggestive model,” which it uses to detect “sexually explicit, suggestive, or borderline content.”

According to a TikTok spokesperson, the new model is better able to detect “borderline content,” which are videos that do not explicitly violate the app’s rules but may be inappropriate for younger users.

TikTok isn’t the only platform that removes inappropriate content from recommendations. Instagram has long attempted to remove questionable content from its recommendation timeline.

However, content with more “mature” themes but no explicit nudity has long been more difficult for automated systems to detect consistently.

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TikTok did not say how much more accurate the new system is, but it did say that in the last 30 days it has “prevented teen accounts from viewing over 1 million overtly sexually suggestive videos.”

In addition, the app is now allowing creators to restrict their videos to adult viewers. This feature was previously limited to live videos, but it will now be available for short-form clips as well.

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