Amid various ongoing controversies, and continued concerns around its internal practices, TikTok has announced plans to open a new Transparency and Accountability Center in Europe, based in Ireland, expanding on a similar initiative already established in the US. 

As explained by TikTok:

“The Center will provide experts with an opportunity to visit and see first-hand how teams at TikTok go about the critically important work of securing our community’s safety, data, and privacy. Through this direct observation of our practices, experts will have an opportunity to learn about our moderation systems, processes, and policies.”