The agreement was reached following a meeting between TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew and Kenyan President William Ruto. Ruto’s Government had previously called for a ban on TikTok in Kenya, but he said that he was satisfied with the company’s commitment to moderating content.
Under the agreement, TikTok will establish a team of content moderators in Kenya who will be responsible for reviewing and removing any content that violates the company’s community guidelines. The company has also pledged to offer more employment opportunities to Kenyans on the platform.
The agreement is a major victory for TikTok, which has been facing increasing pressure from regulators around the world. The company has been accused of allowing the spread of harmful content, including hate speech and child sexual abuse material.
The agreement with Kenya is a sign that TikTok is taking these concerns seriously and that it is committed to operating responsibly in the country. The company is also hoping that the agreement will help to improve its image in Kenya and to avoid a ban.
The agreement is also a positive development for Kenya, which is looking to attract more foreign investment in the technology sector. The country has a large and young population that is active on social media, and TikTok is a popular platform among young Kenyans.
The agreement between TikTok and Kenya is a win-win for both parties. The company gets to keep its operations in Kenya, and Kenya gets to benefit from TikTok’s investment and employment opportunities. The agreement is also a positive step in the fight against harmful content online.