What you need to know
- TikTok is taking down videos of Trump's speech from yesterday that incited rioting at the U.S. Capitol.
- It will also remove accounts that glorify the violence.
As reported by TechCrunch, TikTok is joining Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat in taking action against President Trump and his supporters who broke into the United States Capitol. While this President does not have a presence on teh platform, TikTok told TechCrunch that it is actively pulling down yesterday's speech to supporters. They are also redirecting common hashtags used by rioters like #stormthecapitol and #patriotparty in order to limit their visibility.
The company says that the content is being removed because it violates its misinformation policy and its content could "cause harm to individuals, their community or the larger public."
The app will allow users, however, to use the green screen effect to speak out against the actions taken by rioters at the Capitol.
A spokesperson for TikTok says that the company will also remove any account found to glorify the violence.
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