A new analysis by the "Disinformation Situation Center" shows that the Chinese video portal Tiktok is only inconsistently taking action against Russian war propaganda.
The initiative has documented the spread of pro-Russian disinformation on the Internet since the beginning of the war.
She found that previously blocked pro-Kremlin channels in the EU are accessible again on Tiktok.
Tiktok is considered a high-reach platform for Russian propaganda to spread disinformation about the war of aggression in Ukraine.
State media channels Russia Today and Sputnik have 1.1 million followers on Tiktok.
Above all, the Russian army is spreading the Kremlin's messages on the platform.
At the beginning of March, Tiktok blocked several channels of Russian state media.
In line with sanctions imposed by the EU, other platforms also removed Russian disinformation.
The Disinformation Situation Center found that Twitter has significantly reduced the reach of Russian propaganda.
Tiktok makes a U-turn.
At the beginning of May, 12 out of 16 channels of Russian state media were blocked.
Between May 10th and 12th, RT Online and RT International channels in the EU were unblocked again.
Likewise, the channels of NTV Russia and the agency RIA Novosti.
The Disinformation Situation Center does not yet have an explanation for Tiktok's zigzag course.Keywords: