TikTok explains its rejection of political advertising

Under pressure to promote Chinese foreign policy (the app censored content,

related to the protests in Hong Kong and the LGBT community), the Chinese app TikTok has decided to distance itself fromAmerican social networks, completely ridding their app of ads related to politics.

Why refused?

The company says they won't allow political ads that don't match to appearthe subject of the application. Any paid ads that are judged by the community must fall under the standards of our platform, and political ads, in our opinion, contradictAs such, we do not allow ads that promoteor criticizes candidates, current leaders, political parties or groups, or affectsfederal, state, or local issues, including election campaigns and legal advertising," saysBlake Chandley, Vice President of Global Business Solutions, TikTok.

Company plans

The company further claims to be famous.as a place for creative expression, creating a “positive, refreshing atmosphere” conducive to creativity. TikTok plans to direct its efforts towards creating effects and filters for the application, as well as cooperation with well-known brands.