TikTok app removes Islamic State propaganda videos

TikTok app removes Islamic State propaganda videos: Social media application TikTok app removes accounts that were posting propaganda videos for the Islamic State group, an organization employee said, in the most recent scandal to hit the well known stage.

TikTok, which is owned by Chinese firm ByteDance, asserted somewhere in the range of 500 million clients all around a year ago, making it one of the most well known social apps.

A representative at TikTok revealed to AFP that around 10 accounts were evacuated for posting the videos.

“Only one of those videos even had views that reached into double digits before being taken down,” said the staffer, who declined to be named.

The videos featured corpses being paraded through streets and Islamic State fighters with guns, according to the Wall Street Journal, which first reported the story on Monday.

The Journal said the posts were from around two dozen accounts, which were recognized by social media intelligence company Storyful.

Social media app TikTok removes Islamic State propaganda videos

“Content promoting terrorist organizations have absolutely no place on TikTok,” the company said in a statement emailed to AFP.

“We permanently ban any such accounts and associated devices as soon as identified, and we continuously develop ever-stronger controls to proactively detect suspicious activity,” it said.

The Islamic State’s self-declared “caliphate” in Iraq and Syria fell in March, yet the gathering stays dynamic in a few nations in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, just as yet motivating jihadists through an online presence.

The TikTok platform, which enables clients to make and share videos of 15 seconds, is especially famous with young people.

“Unlike other platforms, which are centred around users’ friends or communities, TikTok is based on engaging with a never-ending stream of new content,” said Darren Davidson, the editor-in-chief of Storyful.

“The ISIS postings violate TikTok’s policies, but the sheer volume of content makes it difficult for TikTok to police their platform and root out these videos,” he said.

The application has been damaged by discussion in recent months.

In April, TikTok was quickly restricted by an Indian court over cases  claims it was promoting pornography among children.

The app is prohibited in neighboring Bangladesh and was hit with a enormous fine in the United States for wrongfully collecting information from youngsters.

The organization has invalidated the charges, saying they abide by local privacy laws.

TikTok app removes Islamic State propaganda videos

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