TikTok Observatory

Investigating political shadow-banning and algorithm demotion



Since 2016 we’ve been investigating the impact of social media algorithms on society.

It has never been more important to hold platforms like TikTok to account in light of the war in Ukraine, and we plan to step up our work - with your help.

10 August 2022, report published: Shadow-promotion: TikTok’s algorithmic recommendation of banned content in Russia, [21 pages .pdf]

13 April 2022, report published: Pro-war content dominates on TikTok in Russia after failure to implement its own policy, [23 pages .pdf]

15 March 2022, report published: TikTok blocks 95% of content for users in Russia, [20 pages .pdf]

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