Fake TikTok accounts could spread disinformation ahead of German vote

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Technology 16 September 2021

By Chris Stokel-Walker

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TikTok accounts that falsely assertion to beryllium tally by German politicians and governmental institutions – including its parliament – are not being decently flagged by the video-sharing platform, researchers person found.

On 26 September, German citizens implicit the property of 18 volition spell to the polls for the country’s national election. But investigation of German governmental accounts connected TikTok indicates that voters who usage the app whitethorn beryllium presented with disinformation that could sway their vote.

In July, TikTok rolled retired a banner successful Germany …

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