TikTok's young fans 'exploited' for digital gifts

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tonyburgos
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TikTok's young fans 'exploited' for digital gifts

Post by tonyburgos » Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:46

TikTok lets fans send their favourite videomakers "digital gifts", which can cost up to £48.99.

A BBC investigation found influencers promising to share their phone numbers with fans in exchange for the gifts.

TikTok said it would strengthen its policies and guidelines but did not explain exactly how.

Claire (not her real name) told BBC News she regretted spending £100 to obtain her favourite TikTok star's phone number - and he had never answered his phone.

TonyB
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Re: TikTok's young fans 'exploited' for digital gifts

Post by TonyB » Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:56

TikTok is the fastest-growing social media app, with about 500 million regular users, 10 million tik tok video online download, although the company does not disclose its userbase. It's estimated to have been downloaded more than a billion times on app stores.

The app lets people post 15-second videos. It is known for clips of teenagers lip-syncing and dancing to the latest trending music.

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Re: TikTok's young fans 'exploited' for digital gifts

Post by BillET » Fri Aug 09, 2019 14:59

TikTok said it would strengthen its policies and guidelines but did not explain exactly how.

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