TikTok removes movies from 2 accounts for election misinformation

TikTok removed videos from two high profile pro-Republican accounts for violating misleading information guidelines.

Taylor Lorenz of the New York Times tweeted the content on Thursday afternoon, writing, "The Republican Hype House and Republican Boys on TikTok are spreading dangerous misinformation claiming" election fraud "when there is no evidence. The reports are currently promoting conspiracy theories with millions of young people on TikTok. "

The Republican Hype House and Republican Boys on TikTok are spreading dangerous misinformation claiming "election fraud" when there is no evidence. The accounts are currently promoting conspiracy theories among millions of young people on TikTok

– Taylor Lorenz (@TaylorLorenz) November 4, 2020

TikTok Communications responded to their tweet within about an hour, tweeting, “These videos have been removed for violating our misleading information policy. Here you can find out more about our approach to maintaining the integrity of our platform ”and the link with the Safety Center.

These videos were removed because they violated our misleading information policy. You can find out more about our approach to maintaining the integrity of our platform here: https://t.co/z4DUtwIf3E

– TikTok_Comms (@tiktok_comms) November 4, 2020

Both accounts are still active on the platform. The Republican Hype House has over 957,000 followers while The Republican Boys has 153,000.

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