TikTok to Require Verification of Political Accounts
TikTok has announced new rules for political parties, politicians and other organizations with accounts. These organizations will now need to complete a verification process in order to continue accessing TikTok’s advertising and revenue-generating features. Verification has previously been optional for these entities. But with midterm elections just around the corner, the company is ramping up its campaign finance enforcement.
TikTok to require verification of political accounts
TikTok, a Chinese-owned social media platform, announced new rules that will limit the monetization and campaign finance capabilities of political accounts. All political accounts will be required to be verified before they can use monetization features and receive payments. The new rules will also restrict access to certain advertising features. Political accounts will also no longer be eligible for the Creator Fund.
The changes will be implemented globally. A TikTok spokesperson said that the changes are designed to help create a positive environment and decrease polarization. According to TikTok, political accounts will be required to verify their identities through an independent third-party company. This will ensure that the accounts are not fake.
TikTok to ban campaign fundraising
As part of a larger effort to clamp down on political misinformation, TikTok has announced new rules for its short-video platform. From now on, all political accounts will have to be verified. This will prevent political parties and politicians from making unapproved videos and using the platform for campaign fundraising.
The new rules also ban political advertising on the platform. This includes videos that ask users to donate or direct them to political party donation pages. Accounts that solicit money will also be required to be verified. In addition, TikTok will block any gifting, tipping, or e-commerce that might result from a political campaign.
TikTok to restrict monetization
TikTok, a Chinese social media platform, is introducing new restrictions on the monetization of political accounts. Users with accounts registered to political parties or candidates will have to verify that they are a representative of the government of their state or country before they can receive monetization. The company has already banned political advertisements on its platform, but this change will prevent those accounts from making money by promoting candidates. The company is allowing public health campaigns to continue without having to sign up for a political account.
The new restrictions will prevent users from making political donations through their TikTok videos. The company will also ban the use of e-commerce, gifting, and paid advertisements on political accounts. In addition, political accounts will be barred from participating in other monetization features such as Creator Funds.
TikTok to restrict e-commerce
The social network is taking further steps to curb political advertising and funding in its platform. It will now require political accounts to be verified and will ban them from using platform monetization features. The new rules will also prevent political accounts from being able to gift content to their followers or receive tips. In addition, government organizations will no longer be able to use the TikTok Creator Fund. The company has also announced a series of measures to combat political misinformation and promote voter engagement during the midterm elections in 2022.
The new policy changes will be applicable globally. According to a spokesperson for the company, the changes aim to create a more positive environment and reduce polarization. Those who run political accounts will also be able to request verification from the company. Once verified, these accounts will display a blue check mark next to their names in search results and their profiles.
TikTok to prohibit e-commerce for political accounts
The social media app TikTok has recently updated its policy on political accounts, preventing political campaigns from using the platform for campaign fundraising and other forms of monetization. As a result, political accounts will no longer be eligible to receive donations, receive tips, or access the TikTok Creator Fund. Governments will also no longer be allowed to promote their message via videos on TikTok. The change follows TikTok’s previous announcements on how it will combat misinformation and promote voting during the 2022 midterm elections.
While political campaigns have long been barred from using the app, this new policy will stop campaign fundraisers on the app. This includes videos that ask for donations or direct users to a campaign’s donation page. In addition, political campaigns will no longer be able to use TikTok’s monetization features, including ad placements and gifting.