TikTok, a social media platform owned by a Chinese company, has recently announced a series of additional features designed to enhance compliance with upcoming European Union regulations. The EU’s Digital Services Act (DSA) mandates that TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, along with other major online platforms such as Google, must actively monitor and remove illegal content, restrict certain advertising practices, and share data with authorities.
Although TikTok participated in a voluntary “stress test” last month, the EU’s industry chief, Thierry Breton, pointed out that further efforts were necessary for the company to achieve full compliance. Breton stated that TikTok is already dedicating significant resources to meet the regulatory requirements, but emphasized the need for accelerated actions.
In response, TikTok disclosed the new measures it has implemented to align with the DSA. These measures include providing European users with an easier way to report illegal content, granting them the option to disable personalized video recommendations, and removing targeted advertising for users aged 13-17.
The company expressed its commitment not only to meet regulatory obligations but also to establish pioneering solutions and set higher standards in their compliance efforts.