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Commission Concern Over TIKTOK Videos

This needs to end and the onus is on the TikTok users to use the platform responsibly. The Commission is in discussion with the cybercrime unit of the Fiji Police Force and Online Safety Commission in relation to this issue.
14 Dec 2020 16:36
Commission Concern Over TIKTOK Videos
Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission (HRADC) director Ashwin Raj.

The Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission expresses grave concern over the flagrant display of racist, sexist, misogynistic and homophobic attacks often in vernacular on TikTok, a trending online social networking platform.

The Commission is in receipt of complaints and concerns from Fijians who have been subjected to vile debasement on this social media platform with bloggers resorting to attacks on the basis of gender, race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and marital status.

Relevant agencies need to seriously consider the emotional violence that these platforms perpetuate without any accountability or remedy for those whose human dignity and their right to private and family life has been under constant attack.

The social media platform is saturated with videos which openly call for violent sexual attacks on LGBTI individuals as well making fun of those with psychosocial disabilities and physical infirmities.

Women are often subjected to vulgarity and there is a very serious concern that online bullying can push people into depression and suicidal tendencies.

While the Commission understands that many turns to TikTok for entertainment as well as creative expression, there are those that use this platform to malign, discriminate, and encourage hatred.

This needs to end and the onus is on the TikTok users to use the platform responsibly. The Commission is in discussion with the cybercrime unit of the Fiji Police Force and Online Safety Commission in relation to this issue.

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