TikTok hopes new tools will create kinder, gentler live streams

TikTok wants to encourage more livestreams, and that now includes creating a friendlier environment for the hosts. The social video giant is rolling out a string of new features that include tools to promote kindness. For a start, TikTok will now pop up an alert if you’re about to post a comment the company deems “potentially unkind or harmful.” You can press forward if you’re determined, but TikTok clearly hopes you’ll reconsider any personal attacks.

Accordingly, the hosts will have more power as well. You can assign a trusted moderator before you start a stream, letting you focus on the show instead of blocking and muting trolls. You can

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