The Chinese video-sharing social networking service Tiktok pledged to donate $100-million to aid the fight against the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.
With its growing number of users and usage due to boredom caused by home quarantine, the platform’s revenue skyrocketed. The donation is the platform’s way of paying it forward, financially supporting the continuous efforts against the pandemic.
“We believe it’s essential to do everything we can to help the global health community in this fight, and today TikTok is donating $10 million to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Solidarity Response Fund,” said company president Alez Zhu in a statement posted to the company’s newsroom yesterday.
“This fund helps the WHO carry out vitally important work, including sending essential supplies to front line health care workers, ensuring communities have access to the latest science-based information, and accelerating efforts to discover life-saving treatments or vaccines. Alongside many great companies and individuals, we’re passionate about doing our small part to contribute to this important cause and the critical work the fund enables.”
Aside from the monetary donation, Tiktok has also dedicated an informational page handled by the WHO to spread awareness about what the virus is and what we can do as a community to stop it.
Other social media platforms have also done some helpful initiatives such as creating a dedicated page for official informative articles and updates in combat against misinformation.
— tiktokcreators (@tiktokcreators) March 19, 2020