TikTok introduces resources to combat eating disorder content

The social media app is stepping up its effort to clamp down on content that may promote body dysmorphia or anorexia.
2:01 | 02/27/21

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tiktok. The social media company has been under some pressure to clamp down on content posted on the app that could promote body dysmorphia and even anorexia and Becky Worley has more on that. How to lose 15 pounds in a week. Reporter: It's the kind of self-help that for those struggling with eating disorders can be anything but. Tiktok facing criticism in 2020 about extreme diet videos on its platform. Social media sometimes can portray extreme weight loss in a way that could be dangerous because it's unrealistic. It's very important that social media platforms are connecting people and giving them resources to get the support that they need. Reporter: This week adding new features to raise awareness and offer help. The company partnering with the national eating disorder foundation, Neda. If a tiktok user searches pro-ax Rex I can't, or pro-anna content, the platform will provide resources. Chris Henry diagnosed with anorexia nervosa in 2014, but using the platform in a positive way to educate others. You don't know the kind of message or impression that that content will have on somebody who either is or is not yet struggling with an eating disorder. Reporter: Tiktok telling ABC news they are committed to removing content that promotes, normalizes, or glorifies eating disorders or other dangerous weight loss behaviors adding we aim to navigate challenging subjects like eating disorders with compassion for survivors and others who may be struggling and seeking support. We're constantly inspired by stories of our community members lifting up one another and supporting those who are affected by negative body image and eating disorders. For "Good morning America," Becky Worley, ABC news. Thank you, Becky. While still far from perfect tiktok has been promoting an eating disorder awareness week posting content to help anybody struggling with body image and help us be more mindful about what we say about other people's bodies.

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