Governments and politicians around the world are concerned about the spread of misinformation and the use of AI-generated deepfakes to influence elections, and the role of social media platforms in particular.


About 30 percent of MEPs in the European Parliament use TikTok, the company said.

"Next month, we will launch a local language Election Center app for each of the 27 individual EU member states to ensure people can easily separate fact from fiction," Kevin Morgan, TikTok's head of trust and security EMEA, said in a blog post.

Tiktok said the local-language polling stations build on work that first began in 2021 and gathered momentum last year as Greece, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia and Spain went to the polls.

"Working with local electoral commissions and civil society organizations, these Election Centers will be a place where our communities can access reliable and authoritative information," Morgan said.In previous years, the company has worked with news regulators to produce educational videos about the electoral process and misinformation through election centers during national elections.

Currently working with nine fact-checking organizations in Europe, TikTok plans to expand its fact-checking network this year and launch nine additional media literacy campaigns, Morgan said.Special covert influence operations reports will be made available in the coming months to increase transparency and accountability.