Tiktok’s Privacy Policy Be Gone

Tiktok’s Privacy Policy Be Gone

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Signing this petition will show TikTok just how many people are negatively affected by their new privacy policy for younger teens and/or those who have creators being affected by this policy that they want to help. Things that this policy affects, in short, are as follows: 

•only mutuals/friends are allowed to comment 

•NO ONE can duet or stitch the creator’s videos

•NO ONE can download/save the creator’s videos

None of these can be changed, unless you would like to change mutuals from commenting to no one. This policy affects those between the ages of 13-16. At least, those who haven’t lied about their age, such as myself. And the age on the account cannot be changed. Now, the reasoning for this new policy is to “protect” TikTok’s younger users and creators, which is fair. However, we already have a reporting system and have the power to block whoever is harassing us. And if someone doesn’t understand how that works or how to do that, then they probably shouldn’t have TikTok in the FIRST PLACE. 

What, exactly, does this policy mean for young creators, such as myself? I’ll tell you. 

•The algorithm is a tricky thing. Not only slightly boosted by likes, but heavily boosted by comments, shares, duets, and downloads. This policy is directly affecting the reach of creators to their normal/targeted audiences through the algorithm. 

•Things such as comments may seem negative sometimes, but comments also boost the moral of creators and provide necessary encouragement and feedback on their content! Something that I, personally, have been lacking lately. I know my followers still support me, but it’s hard when they can’t tell me directly. Views and numbers are going down as well because of this policy and the algorithm. 

•Small creators may be affected the most. If someone with a thousand followers, who just started growing and getting recognition for their content, gets hit with this policy, they lose all hope of ever getting past it until they reach the required age. Which could take years. I personally know someone in this exact situation and it is hitting very hard. 

Even someone with a larger following, such as myself, gets heavily affect by the results of this policy. I have been trying for weeks to get TikTok’s attention and a response from them on this, but they’ve said nothing. So let’s see what the people have to say. 

Thank you for your support! 

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