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TikTok says it disrupted more than a dozen influence campaigns this year

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TikTok says it disrupted more than a dozen covert influence campaigns on the platform since January, including one originating from China.

In a blog post, the company announced it would begin publicly reporting on influence campaigns, where networks of accounts engage in coordinated efforts to sway political discourse. TikTok will share details of campaigns it detects and removes, saying it hopes it will “increase transparency about our work to aggressively counter influence attempts.”

The first report of its kind outlines 15 influence operations that spanned 3,000 accounts that had a combined millions of followers. In February, for example, TikTok claims it took down a network of 16 accounts operated from China that were targeting US…

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