TikTok did not specify the video, but at least two media reports here said that videos of a man shooting himself with a gun had been circulating on TikTok since Sunday night. “We’re aware that clips of a suicide that was livestreamed on Facebook have recently circulated on other platforms, including TikTok.
FILE PHOTO: A TikTok logo is displayed on a smartphone in this illustration taken January 6, 2020. (Reuters) – Popular short-video app TikTok said (here) on Monday it was removing a clip of a suicide circulating on its platform and was banning accounts that were repeatedly trying to upload the clip.
TikTok, whose China-based owner Bytedance has been ordered by President Donald Trump to sell its U. S. operations, has been criticized for its content moderation policy in the past, especially on circulation of graphic content.
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