TikTok wants to increase the value of their platform by offering STEM educational videos within the feed that will cover topics such as math, science, technology, and engineering.
TikTok STEM Content
This collaborative effort between Poynter and Common Sense Networks will deliver a wide variety of STEM content with the help of independent organizations that will maintain a steady stream of useful information and content verification.
In their announcement, TikTok said: “These education-based communities already thrive across TikTok. In fact, STEM-related hashtags have received over 110 billion views to date, connecting a dynamic community of people over shared interests. We designed the STEM feed to serve as a destination for those looking to dive into these enriching topics further. Whether encouraging aspiring scientists to work out experiments in comments sections or helping a new programmer learn to code, the STEM feed provides a space for co-learning, inspiration, and enrichment.”.