So if you hadn't heard, TikTok's algorithm systematically suppresses black creators. So, given everything that's going on, they thought they should finally address the issue.
TikTok said in a statement that it will soon create a "creator diversity council" that will recognize and uplift "voices driving culture, creativity, and important conversations on the platform." The company also participated in the "Black Out Tuesday" campaign by shutting down its Sounds page and turn off all playlists, allowing people a chance to reflect on what's happening.
The statement continued: "We appreciate being held accountable. We know that getting to a place of trust will take work, but we are dedicated to doing our part as we continue to foster a space where everyone is seen and heard. Our platform exists to create joy and inspiration, and that is made better because of our diverse community of users, creators, partners, artists, and employees. It's important to us that nobody feels unwelcome, unheard, or unsafe on TikTok. We are inspired by our Black creators, artists, and partners who have touched so many people across the country and around the world. Without them, TikTok would not be the joyful and creative community we aspire to be."