TikTok tightens policies around political issues in run-up to US midterms
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TikTok tightens policies around political issues in run-up to US midterms

Politicians will be banned from using social media platform for campaign fundraising

Politicians on TikTok will no longer be able to use the app tipping tools, nor access advertising features on the social network, as the company tightens its policies around political issues in the run-up to the US midterm elections in six weeks’ time.

Political advertising is already banned on the platform, alongside “harmful misinformation”, but as TikTok has grown over the past two years, new features such as gifting, tipping and ecommerce have been embraced by some politicians on the site.

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