TikTok joins the Internet Watch Foundation as a Member

Published:  Wed 23 Oct 2019

Short-form mobile platform TikTok announced today that it has joined the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) as a Member, in a move reinforcing its commitment to keeping users safe when using the app. 

As an IWF Member, TikTok will receive advice from IWF experts and will actively contribute to conversations with other members to identify how industry players can continuously innovate to further protect users. 

Susie Hargreaves OBE, CEO of IWF, said: “TikTok is joining a network of 130+ innovative global companies working to make the internet safer. We are delighted for them to take the lead in striving for the safest possible environment for users. We strongly support and welcome this move and look forward to working with them on our broader mission.” 

Elizabeth Kanter, Director Global Public Policy of TikTok, said: “We are very pleased to become Members of the IWF. It is our absolute objective to ensure the experience of TikTok is positive and fun, but above all, safe. We take our role in the industry very seriously and want to do all we can to make a positive contribution to the safety of technology. We have huge admiration for the work IWF does to make the internet safer and are partnering with them to support their initiatives, and ensure we are working with the whole industry to combat exploitation.”

For more information about the IWF services, go to www.iwf.org.uk/our-services, and find out how to become an IWF Member at www.iwf.org.uk/become-a-member/join-us/our-members

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