They note that the donations are "just a first step" in the direction of a more inclusive platform, and the company continues to work on improvements to the app every day.
"It has never been a more important time to support Black employees, users, creators, artists and our broader community," TikTok CEO Kevin Meyer said in a statement. "I invite our community to hold us accountable for the actions we take over the coming weeks, months and years. Black Lives Matter."
It's not the first time TikTok has come under fire for content moderation issues. The Wall Street Journal a bombshell report in October highlighting videos linked to the Islamic State and targeted toward youth. The platform, which is owned by Chinese tech giant ByteDance, also in November for temporarily deleting a video of a girl curling her eyelashes while simultaneously talking about human rights violations in China长城彩票官网’s Xinjiang province.