TikTok reports that “Black Lives Matter” is inappropriate


Welcome to the Thursday edition of Internet Insider, where we explore online and offline identities. Today:

  • “Black Lives Matter” is flagged on TikTok as inappropriate content, but not “white supremacist”
  • Is it safe to send children back to daycare when parents return to work?
  • Take care of yourself: doze off

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“Black Lives Matter” is flagged on TikTok as inappropriate content, but “white supremacy” is not

A viral video posted on Monday was reportedly exposed what phrases TikTok qualifies as “inappropriate content” on its marketplace for creators.

TikTok Creators Market is a platform that allows creators to connect with brands for sponsorships and paid campaigns. In her now-deleted video, Ziggi Tyler, a creator with over 340,000 subscribers, apparently revealed that every sentence with the word “Black” has been flagged by TikTok to be inappropriate.

“Pro-Black, supporting Black Lives Matter, the success of Blacks and Blacks” are among the few phrases reported as inappropriate, Tyler demonstrates. When he replaces “Black” by “White”, he is authorized to continue. and set its market rate. Otherwise, the expressions “white supremacy” and “I am a neo-Nazi” are not reported.

“That’s why I’m pissed off” Ziggi says Tyler in the video. ” We are tired. The same adjectives I used to describe us [Black people] on this application it is allowed.

The video collected over 1 million views, and people in the comments have tagged TikTok for an explanation. TikTok did not immediately respond to the Daily Dot’s request for comment.

In June 2020, TikTok released a statement regarding censorship and content removal charges. Black content creators have expressed frustration with the cultural appropriation and trends created by blacks becoming popular by white creators without giving credit. Other black creators have raised concerns about the videos be deleted without explanation or be reported for hate speech.

Jennifer xia, contributing writer

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Is it safe to send children back to daycare when parents return to work?

Now that more than 157 million Americans have been vaccinated, workplaces are reopening and those with children may need to seek childcare solutions. For people who hope to return to the office, Is it currently safe to send children back to daycare?

The answer depends on a number of factors.

the possibility of children contracting the coronavirus should be at the forefront of its decision-making. The consensus among experts to date is that COVID-19 very rarely causes serious illness in children. But the CDC still recommends using caution because, like adults, children can be infected with the virus, can get sick from it, and in some cases, pass it on to others without showing symptoms.

Another thing to consider is your child’s ability to get vaccinated. the The Pfizer vaccine has been approved for adolescents 12 years of age and older, and Moderna recently announced that they have submitted an application for FDA clearance for use in adolescents.

Choice of daycare is also crucial. Make sure CDC guidelines for child care program operations during the pandemic are followed, such as indoor masking, physical distancing, regular hand washing for children and adults, and strict disinfection practices– especially when it comes to disinfecting toys and storing enough cleaning products.

Ultimately, the decision to send children back to daycare when parents return to the office will depend on the particular situation of a family, the availability of resources, the flexibility of schedules, the level of comfort and overall risk tolerance.

Jam Kotenko

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Doze off

I have a love / hate relationship with naps. I still sleep too long, despite what the sleep experts told us for years, and I wake up groggy and disoriented for the rest of the day.

But sometimes a nap is just the thing. Particularly during the hottest weeks of the year – in Salt Lake City the high temperatures are in the range of 100 this week, which is nothing compared to what the other northeastern states are experiencing– the discomfort sets in, and I am sleepy. I am mostly cradled in sleep when i watch sports on tv or after spending a day in the sun. My ideal nap would be under a porch with a wet mosquito net, the hum of cicadas and a glass of iced tea after I wake up. But I’ll just take a nap on the couch with a cat curled up at my feet.

I try not to take a nap myself. Sure, I could do something more productive, but midday dreams tend to be more vivid and even inspire me creatively sometimes. If a lazy afternoon dozing off is what I need to get through the hot summer days, so be it.

Kris seavers, IRL editor

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* First published: July 8, 2021, 4:59 p.m. CDT

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Kris Seavers is the IRL Editor of The Daily Dot. Her work has appeared in central Texas publications including Austin Monthly and San Antonio Magazine, and on NPR.

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