TikTok’s Black creators say unfair-treatment complaints ignored

Black creators have theorised that TikTok’s algorithm and video monitoring policies unfairly target people of colour. But influencers of every demographic background complain about confusing enforcement of content rules on social media, and it’s difficult to find data on whether Black creators are disproportionately affected by takedowns. — AFP

Mya Nicole Johnson, a 15-year-old Black influencer with 675,000 TikTok followers, says her account has been blocked from posting seven times in the past eight weeks.

Kahlil Greene, a social media star at Yale University who was also its first Black student body president, posts educational videos about the history of oppression in America, but they keep getting auto-removed for “hate speech” or “harassment”.

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