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Company Response

23 Feb 2024


Response from TikTok re use of platform to recruit Nepali nationals into the Russian army

...TikTok is committed to upholding individual human dignity and ensuring our platform is not used to exploit vulnerable people. That includes working to protect against our platform being used for human exploitation. Our Community Guidelines explicitly prohibit human exploitation, including trafficking and smuggling. We currently have more than 40,000 trust and safety professionals working to protect our community, and we expect to invest more than two billion dollars in trust and safety efforts this year alone to find and remove this type of content, among others, as quickly

as possible.

We have conducted an internal review and have not found content promoting or facilitating the smuggling of Nepalis to Russia. We recognize that tactics can evolve quickly and will continue monitoring and removing content facilitating, promoting, or normalizing human smuggling. We remain committed to investing in measures to improve our ability to identify and remove content that violates our policies, and we value ongoing feedback from our community of global experts, which helps us strengthen our processes and policies. For example, we partner with Stop the Traffik to ensure we have a robust approach to potentially violative content on the platform, including that which seeks to perpetrate human exploitation and smuggling...