TikTok announces new Safety Advisory Council For APAC

TikTok has announced a safety advisory council for APAC as way to create a positive and safe online space for its users. 

Through this council, TikTok have brought together independent online safety experts to advise the platform on issues related to safety and trust. 

The council holds extensive knowledge across topics like cyber wellness, mental well-being, minor protection and countering falsehoods. 

According to the Blog post, TikTok says, "We made a deliberate choice to bring on board experts with strong independent opinions and the courage to challenge our thinking. Hearing from a diverse set of voices is valuable for TikTok when crafting products, policies and processes to serve the evolving needs of our growing community"

Here's the complete list of the Council Members :- 

Jehan Ara, President of the Pakistan Software Houses Association and the Founder of The Nest I/O, from Pakistan is a highly regarded expert in the IT industry and will lend her expertise on general content-related issues.

Amitabh Kumar, Founder, Social Media Matters, from India is known for his initiatives on social digital campaigns and is highly regarded for his digital safety programmes focused on gender sensitisation, digital rights and online safety.

Nguyen Phuong Linh, Executive Director, Management and Sustainable Development Institute, from Vietnam advocates for the rights of marginalised groups, especially children, youth, women and people with disabilities.

Dr. Yuhyun Park, Founder, DQ Institute, from Singapore brings valuable experience and expertise in digital literacy, skills and readiness.

Prof. Akira Sakamoto, Professor, Department of Psychology, Ochanomizu University, from Japan focuses on the intersection of media and digital literacy.

Prof. Seungwoo Son, Professor of Industrial Security, Chung-Ang University, from South Korea is a renowned expert on intellectual property and Internet law, which includes defamation, pornography and misinformation.

Anita Wahid, Activist, Gusdurian Network Indonesia and President, MAFINDO (Indonesia Anti-Hoax Society), from Indonesia is an activist at the intersection of human rights and anti-hoax who understands child safety issues and religious content needs


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