TikTok 2022 Election Interference Report
In the 2022 U.S. midterm elections, nonprofit media lab Accelerate Change ran a series of experiments which found that TikTok heavily suppressed nonpartisan videos that encouraged users to vote. Accelerate Change estimates that TikTok may have suppressed over 2 million votes from young people in 2022.
TikTok Likely Suppressed Millions of Youth Voters in 2022
Accelerate Change has released the results of a study that reveals TikTok consistently and dramatically suppressed videos related to voting throughout the 2022 U.S. midterm elections. Accelerate Change’s study concludes that TikTok suppressed over 35 billion views of voting videos by TikTok users in 2022.
Stronger Democracy Award
Lever for Change and ICONIQ Impact announced Civic Revolution and four other finalist teams for the $22 million Stronger Democracy Award (“the award”), a competition launched in March 2021 to drive structural reforms to help improve political representation and increase the participation of all citizens in the United States’ democratic process.
The award—sponsored by Additional Ventures with support from philanthropists Cipora and Vlado Herman and an anonymous donor in the ICONIQ Impact community—will address systemic barriers and advance structural reforms in three key areas: voting and elections, policymaking, and civic engagement.