Popular short video service TikTok has announced the introduction of a new filter that will allow people with epilepsy to safely interact with the platform. This approach will allow you to exclude videos from the tape, viewing which can cause an epileptic seizure.
We are talking about light-sensitive videos, videos with high-intensity flickering light, the viewing of which can provoke a seizure. Using the new filter will sort all videos that the system classifies as light-sensitive video.
In addition, when the user first encounters such a video, the system will offer to skip it, and in case of consent, an appropriate filter will be applied to such content in the future. It is worth noting that warnings about a user uploading a video to TikTok that can cause an epileptic seizure have long been shown to content authors whose videos are accompanied by flashing lights, frequent flashes, etc.
TikTok has long partnered with epilepsy organizations around the world to keep users safe from potential unpleasant consequences. It is also worth noting that new features appear in the service against the backdrop of lingering uncertainty about the future of TikTok in the United States, where until recently everything was going to block the platform. In addition, a few days ago, TikTok introduced new parental control features aimed at making the process of interaction of minors with the platform safer.
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