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For more: https://www.cgtn.com/video In the United Kingdom, representatives for TikTok appeared before lawmakers who are discussing ways to monitor harmful online videos. The point is to look into online harm and the threat of disinformation, something that’s ramped up recently with COVID-19. The company is pushing for a coalition with other social media giants to work on content moderation.CGTN YouTube Channel
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