Popular social networking app, TikTok–which has garnered more than 1 billion downloads and whose individual videos reach up to 5.5 million people–has been placed under fire for suppressing content created by obese, LGBT, disabled, autistic, and other creators at a higher risk of cyberbulling.

According to Slate, examples of users “susceptible to bullying or harassment,” the policy listed people with facial disfigurement, autism, Down syndrome, and “Disabled people or people with some facial problems such as birthmark, slight squint and etc.”

The social networking app made the stunning admission after a German site, Netzpolitik, found that TikTok moderators were asked to watch 15-second videos to see if certain content creators were more prone to bullying than others.



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