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Why it matters that TikTok wants to reveal its algorithms — Recode

A blog post from TikTok chief executive Kevin Mayer proclaimed that all platforms should “disclose their algorithms, moderation policies, and data flows to regulators”, writes Rebecca Heilweil.

Here is the link: https://www.vox.com/recode/2020/7/29/21346758/tiktok-for-you-algorithm-transparency-instagram-antitrust

You can find the TikTok blog post here: https://newsroom.tiktok.com/en-us/fair-competition-and-transparency-benefits-us-all

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