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Tik Tok promises to raise age limit, hire content moderators

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, July 6, 2018   /   05:32 pm
Tik Tok promises to raise age limit, hire content moderators Tik Tok promises to set its age limit at 16 and the company will hire 200 “content moderators” in Indonesia. (Shutterstock/-)

Zhen Liu, senior vice president of Bytedance, the company managing the popular Tik Tok phone app, flew from China to meet Communications and Information Minister Rudiantara on Wednesday following the ministry’s move to block the app in Indonesia.

Zhen said after her meeting with the minister that the company was committed to following the government’s regulation to be able to continue its presence in Indonesia. “We have 10 million active users a month in Indonesia,” Zhen said as quoted by tribunnews.com on Wednesday.

Bytedance also owns Musical.ly and other video platforms.

Read also: What is Tik Tok? An app blocked before we (older people) even heard of it

On Tuesday evening, the government blocked Tik Tok. In a written statement, the ministry said it had decided to block Tik Tok after learning that the app contained "pornography, inappropriate content and blasphemy".

“This block is temporary until Tik Tok fixes and clears its illegal content,” said the ministry's Information Application Director General Samuel A. Pangerapan.

Rudiantara said after the meeting with Zhen that the government wanted Tik Tok to set an age limit older than the current 12 years old.

Zhen promised to set the age limit at 16 and she said the company would hire 200 “content moderators” in Indonesia. (evi)