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TikTok will have an additional science and technology feed

US users will have access to a new feature within TikTok. In addition to the Following and For You tabs, the company will also add Feeds. Yanbu“- with content in STEM fields.

The video must pass some qualifications to get into the new tab. Common Sense Networks, a company focused on selecting age-appropriate media, will review content for appropriateness in the feed.

The Poynter Institute, which focuses on fact-checking, will be responsible for evaluating the reliability of the information provided. This is a necessary measure when considering the growth of misinformation since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

TikTok has not yet disclosed how these videos are posted. It is unknown, for example, if the app will detect content through its own system’s artificial intelligence or if there will be a preselection button for creators to indicate their science and technology topics.

In this first moment, change will happen only in the United States. There is no word yet on when the update will be made available to the rest of the world. A STEM feed is expected to make its way to the app for some North American users within the next few weeks.

This isn’t the first time TikTok has considered creating topic-specific feeds. The company has already tested the additional tabs in feb Focusing on topics such as fashion, sports and games. Who knows, maybe this will become a platform trend.

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