Social platform TikTok hires K&L Gates to help with public policy

Canadian arbitration experts judge international contest…

Social platform TikTok hires K&L Gates to help with public policy

Social platform TikTok hires K&L Gates to help with public policy
One of the fastest-growing firms in the social media space has selected K&L Gates to help shape its policies.

Chinese brand TikTok is quickly gaining favour among a mainly teenage user base and is keen to ensure that its policies including content moderation are robust enough to stand up to growing scrutiny of the social media industry.

According to techcrunch.com, the K&L Gates team includes a former chair of the US House Committee on Science and Technology, Gordon Bart; and government affairs counsellor Jeff Denham.

TikTok has been criticized previously for what is seen as inconsistent censorship of political content.

Canadian arbitration experts judge international contest
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Fellows from Canada joined peers from the US, Mexico and England in judging an international arbitration writing contest co-sponsored by the University of Houston Law Center's Blakely Advocacy Institute.

The contest featured teams from 5 countries – Australia, Hong Kong, India, Iran, and the US – with students having the chance to complete the final step in the international commercial arbitration process, writing an enforceable award. 

A team from Bond University Faculty of Law in Robina in Queensland were the winners.

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