President William Ruto has taken a decisive step to safeguard TikTok’s content integrity following a virtual summit with TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew.
In their productive discussion, the two leaders established a collaborative effort between TikTok and the Kenyan government to diligently review and oversee the platform’s content.
President Ruto emphasized that this joint effort aims to establish clear and agreed-upon rules that would govern the type of content permitted on TikTok.
Ruto stated, “This new development means that inappropriate or offensive content will be expunged from the platform,” indicating a strong stance against unsuitable material.
TikTok’s CEO, Shou Zi Chew, echoed this commitment, pledging to implement rigorous content moderation to ensure that the platform remains a source of entertainment, creativity, and positive engagement.
Notably, the TikTok CEO revealed plans to establish a dedicated Kenyan office, aiming to enhance TikTok’s operations across Kenya and the broader African continent.
Part of TikTok’s strategy is to foster local talent and strengthen its Kenyan presence. The company’s pledge to hire more Kenyan staff demonstrates its dedication to contributing positively to the nation’s economy and digital landscape.
President Ruto’s initiative came in response to public concerns about inappropriate content on TikTok, particularly during nighttime hours.
As TikTok renews its commitment to maintaining a safe and creative environment, Kenyan users can anticipate a cleaner and more enriching TikTok experience in the days to come.