While fans often point out the app’s startling accuracy, TikTokAt times, critics think the company can subtly manipulate its algorithm to influence its users in more nefarious ways.
Now the company is taking new steps to uncover some hidden aspects of its algorithm. Application, It will offer a feature that will “help people understand why a particular video was recommended to them”. With the update, users will have to tap a question mark icon to see some of the factors that play a role in the recommendation.
In a blog post, the company states that its “recommendation system is powered by technical models” and that the feature aims to make “technical details easier to understand.” For now, this also means that the details shared are a bit vague. For example, “this video is popular in the US” and “HannaSome examples of statements made by Tiktok. Other statements may also be based on “user interactions such as content you watch, like or share, comments you post, or searches”.
TikTok will explain why it recommends videos on its ‘For You’ page
The company says it plans to add “more detail and transparency” to this feature over time, but disclosures may eventually become more detailed. A TikTokThe spokesperson said that future updates may include other factors that affect the app’s algorithm, such as the person’s account settings.
This feature of TikTokor parent company ByteDance While it won’t quite appease critics who think it’s using the algorithm to manipulate users, it might help make its recommendations a little more understandable to its users. and change, of TikTok It’s part of his move to prove that he’s willing to be more transparent about the inner workings of his app. The company also partnered with Oracle to review its algorithms and content moderation system.