October 31, 2020

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TikTok rolls out new in-app 2020 elections guide

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge On Tuesday, TikTok plans to launch an in-app...

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

On Tuesday, TikTok plans to launch an in-app guide to the 2020 US election as part of its ongoing efforts to protect the platform from misinformation.

The guide rolls out to users in the US today and is accessible on TikTok’s Discover page or landing pages for certain election-related search results. It will be available in English, Spanish, and “dozens of additional languages,” according to TikTok, and it will offer users information on federal, state, and local candidates powered by BallotReady, a voting information tool. TikTok will also be linking the guide at the bottom of election-related videos posted from verified political accounts.

“On TikTok we’re seeing how people, especially younger voters, are passionate about important…

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