The report found that during April, adults spent an average of four hours a day online, up from three-and-a-half in September 2019. Seven in 10 people made video calls at least once a week during lockdown, with millions turning to Zoom for the first time.
Users have increased on a multitude of platforms including Twitch, which saw an increase from 2.3 million in January to 4.2 million in April. TikTok reached 12.9 million UK visitors in April, up from 5.4 million in January.
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The EDiMA trade association’s Director General, Siada El Ramly said “TikTok signing up to the Code of Practice on Disinformation is great news as it widens the breadth of online platforms stepping up the fight against disinformation online. It shows that the Code of Practice on Disinformation is an effective means to ensure that companies do more to effectively fight disinformation online”.
A spokesperson for TikTok said “we’re proud and glad to sign up to the Code of Practice on Disinformation to play our part.”
A report released in May by the European Commission highlighted the positive impact that the Code of Practice on Disinformation has had, saying that “it is highly relevant and it has produced positive results”.
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