Tiktok executives offered reporters a virtual tour of their new transparency center in Los Angeles. The center will provide areas for people to demonstrate computer modules that show how tiktoks algorithms and data manipulation work.
Tiktoks algorithm uses machine learning to determine what content users are most likely to participate in and provide them with more content by finding similar videos or videos that people with similar user preferences like. When users open tiktok for the first time, they will see eight popular videos, including different trends, music and themes. After that, the algorithm will continue to provide users with 8 updated videos according to the videos they watch or participate in and what they are doing.
When tiktok collects enough user data, the application can draw user preferences based on the preferences of similar users and group them into clusters.. It also groups videos based on similar themes, such as Basketball or rabbit..
Using machine learning, tiktoks algorithm can provide users with videos based on how close they are to other user clusters and their favorite content. Tiktoks logic is designed to avoid redundant content that might annoy users, such as seeing multiple videos with the same music or multiple videos from the same Creator.
Tiktok admits that the reason why it can lock users preferences so effectively means that its algorithm can generate information cocoons to strengthen users existing preferences, rather than show them more diversified content, broaden their horizons, or provide them with uninterested content.
Tiktok says they are studying information cocoons, including how long they can last and how users encounter them to better break them if necessary. As the information cocoon room intensifies conspiracy theories, pranks, and other misinformation, tiktoks product and policy team studies which accounts and video messages (topics, tags, subtitles, etc.) may be related to misinformation.
Videos or creators linked to error messages are sent to the companys global content reviewers, so tiktok can manage the content before it is distributed to users on the recommendation page.
Tiktok also described the companys latest initiatives in data, privacy and security. The company said it tried to classify and prevent events on its platform before they happened by detecting patterns of problems before they spread.
Mr Beckman said tiktoks transparency efforts were aimed at positioning the company as a leader in Silicon Valley. We want to take the lead and show more about how the app works, he said. For us, we are new comers and we want to do it because we have nothing to hide. The more we talk and meet with legislators, the more they understand and feel satisfied with our products. (small)
President Donald Trump (DonaldTrump) said on Thursday local time he would not extend the deadline for selling the US short term video of the tiktok, which is popular in short time, using TikTok. Byte skipping either closes tiktok or sells it, and the deadline wont be extended, trump said
Prior to this, a person familiar with the matter disclosed that the trump government was considering whether to give byte jitter more time to arrange the sale of tiktoks US business to us buyers. It is reported that byte skipping is more and more likely to miss the deadline set by President trump to sell tiktoks US business, and Chinas new export regulations also complicate its negotiations with bidders such as Microsoft and Oracle.
In preliminary talks with Chinese officials, byte beat was told that any deal proposal must be submitted for approval, including technical and financial details, people familiar with the matter said. Moreover, these reviews are substantive and require more time. Advisers have yet to submit a decision to trump on whether to extend the deadline, people familiar with the matter said. For now, the deal is not the presidents top priority.
In response to a request for comment, the White House referred questions to the US Department of Commerce, which has not yet commented. Representatives of Microsoft, tiktok and Oracle did not immediately respond to comment.
Due to trumps series of confusing statements and commands, the real deadline for byte skipping action remains an open question in the United States. Although trump said he hoped to reach a sale agreement by September 15, he signed an executive order last month banning tiktoks operations in the United States, requiring the company to take action by September 20.
The document imposing the ban may have been enforced under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, which allows the president to regulate international commerce in response to any unusual threat to the country. At the suggestion of an interdepartmental national security team, trump signed the latest order on August 14 requiring byte skipping to sell tiktoks U.S. business within 90 days, before the November 3 election.
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