TikTok to require verification of political accounts and ban political fundraising


WKBT—The changes could affect the way many of the company's millions of US users engage with political content ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.

TikTok to verify political accounts in US, ban campaign fundraising. Author: Reutersarticle author: ReutersID: 1663774438371135600Wed, 2022-09-21 12:00 LONDON: TikTok will begin requiring accounts belonging to US government departments, politicians and political parties to be verified and will ban videos aimed at campaign fundraising, the short-form video app said on Wednesday. The move comes as TikTok, owned by China’s ByteDance, and other social media platforms are working to clamp down on political misinformation ahead of the US midterm elections in...