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TikTok issues apology for censoring LGBTQ+ content

TikTok has come forward and apologised for blocking LGBTQ+ hashtags and content across some countries.  Last week it was revealed TikTok was censoring LGBTQ+ content across its platform. The suppressed content included blocking hashtags and censoring depictions of homosexuality, as well as kissing or holding hands, and in some cases, prevented posts from LGBTQ+ users going viral. TikTok’s director, Theo Bertram, the director of public policy in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa came clean to British lawmakers this Tuesday. He admitted the platform now only removed LGBTQ+ content when…

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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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Instagram beauty influencer Ethan Peters dies, aged 17

Beauty blogger and Instagram influencer Ethan Peters (aka Ethan Is Supreme) has died at the age of 17. It is believed the young online creator passed due to a drug overdose. It was revealed on social media by fellow friend and influencer Ava Louise that Ethan suffered with addiction. The influencer has over half a million Instagram followers and 139,000 YouTube subscribers. Speaking to Fox News, Peters’ father, Gerald, confirmed the passing of his son. The blogger was found in his bedroom at 11am yesterday. In a statement, he described…

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