TikTok convenes a “youth council”

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The Future. In the wake of TikTok’s imminent forced sale or ban in the US, the company is hoping that a Justice League of teen users can turn the tide. Whether or not the council makes any ultimate impact on how the app operates is yet to be seen, but don’t be surprised if every platform starts its own youth council to create a permanent focus group within the company.

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TikTok has put together a youth council of 15 teens from the US, UK, Brazil, Indonesia, Ireland, Kenya, Mexico, and Morocco — all of whom are paid.

  • The council spearheaded a media literacy campaign focusing on “misinformation, AI-generated content, and more,” says TikTok.
  • It’s also helping to overhaul the app’s “youth portal,” which provides tips on privacy and account security.
  • It’s also met with CEO Shou Zi Chew, where the council asked more about the protocol for reporting and blocking users on the app.

Ironically, the announcement of TikTok’s youth council dropped just as Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill that requires anyone under 16 to have parental consent to have a social media account.

When it comes to social media, kids really are the center of the conversation.

David Vendrell

Born and raised a stone’s-throw away from the Everglades, David left the Florida swamp for the California desert. Over-caffeinated, he stares at his computer too long either writing the TFP newsletter or screenplays. He is repped by Anonymous Content.


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