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TikTok Removed Dozens of Accounts That Were Posting ISIS Propaganda

Video sharing app TikTok has reportedly removed around two dozen accounts from its platform after they posted extremist propaganda in the app, specifically promoting the work of ISIS.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the videos in question showed armed ISIS militants, dead bodies, and women who spoke in the videos claiming to be “jihadist and proud.” The posts were presumably made as a way to recruit additional followers and to bolster additional support for the organization.

The news comes just a week after the company’s owner, Bytedance, was accused by lawmakers of censoring content on the platform on the behalf of the Chinese government.

Read more at Digital Trends

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