Young voters targeted with misleading election content on TikTok

BBC investigation finds fake, AI generated videos being shared by genuine users and bots

Penny Horwood
clock • 3 min read
Shutterstock
Image:

Shutterstock

With X’s community notes function proving useful at highlighting misinformation, TikTok has emerged as a key new social media battleground for the forthcoming election.

Social media was always going to be key in the parties efforts to reach voters during the election campaign. Both Labour and Conservatives have spent big on Facebook and Instagram ads (both of cour...

To continue reading this article...

Join Computing

  • Unlimited access to real-time news, analysis and opinion from the technology industry
  • Receive important and breaking news in our daily newsletter
  • Be the first to hear about our events and awards programmes
  • Join live member only interviews with IT leaders at the ‘IT Lounge’; your chance to ask your burning tech questions and have them answered
  • Access to the Computing Delta hub providing market intelligence and research
  • Receive our members-only newsletter with exclusive opinion pieces from senior IT Leaders

Join now

 

Already a Computing member?

Login

You may also like
Ctrl Alt Lead: Computing's new IT leader interview podcast

Leadership

A quick and efficient way to learn from the best

clock 17 June 2024 • 2 min read
IT Essentials: Party manifestos are a miss for tech

Government

The industry needs more than vague promises

clock 17 June 2024 • 3 min read
Regulators block Meta from training AI on user data

Artificial Intelligence

UK and EU authorities have told Meta to pause plans to train LLMs on Facebook and Instagram data

clock 17 June 2024 • 2 min read
Penny Horwood
Author spotlight

Penny Horwood

Associate Editor focusing on diversity in tech and sustainability content.

Sign up to our newsletter

The best news, stories, features and photos from the day in one perfectly formed email.

More on Social Networking

X vows to oppose order to remove posts about Sydney stabbing

X vows to oppose order to remove posts about Sydney stabbing

Australian regulators will be ‘robustly challenged’ in court

Muskan Arora
clock 22 April 2024 • 1 min read
Facebook chatbot claims to have a child with 'unique needs and abilities'

Facebook chatbot claims to have a child with 'unique needs and abilities'

Moving fast and breaking things again

Muskan Arora
clock 19 April 2024 • 3 min read
EU watchdog rejects Meta's 'pay for privacy' attempt

EU watchdog rejects Meta's 'pay for privacy' attempt

Can't charge for data privacy

clock 19 April 2024 • 2 min read