Incident 366: Suicide Clips Evaded TikTok's Automated Moderation in Coordinated Attack

Description: Many clips showing a suicide evaded TikTok's automated content moderation system allegedly in a coordinated attack, which resulted in exposure of violating content to its users.


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Alleged: TikTok developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed TikTok users.

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TikTok suicide clip that traumatised kids was 'attack plotted on dark web' · 2020

TikTok says a gruesome video of a man committing suicide that went viral on its platform was spread deliberately by a group of sickos working together.

The company found evidence of a "coordinated attack" when it investigated why the video …


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