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TikTok admits to censoring some LGBTQ+ content on its platform

The infamous social media app has admitted to blocking LGBTQ+ hashtags to correspond with laws in specific countries. In a recent report from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, it was discovered that many LGBTQ+ hashtags and content were banned from countries like Russia, Jordan and Bosnia. The report states that “Hashtags related to LGBTQ+ issues are suppressed on the platform in at least 8 languages.” The hashtags include “GayArab”, “I am gay” in Russian, “Gay” in Estonian, “I am a lesbian” in Russian and “Transgender” in Arabic. The report also…

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