TikTok Removes Videos of Donald Trump’s Speeches With Baseless Election Fraud Claims

Hashtags like #patriotparty and #stormthecapitol are being proactively blocked

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Outgoing President Donald Trump does not have a TikTok account, but the video creation application detailed other steps it is taking in response to the storming of the U.S. Capitol Wednesday.

Videos from Trump’s speeches in which he shared baseless claims about election fraud are being removed from the platform for violations of TikTok’s misinformation policy.

However, TikTok will continue to allow “counter speech,” or use of videos from Trump or his supporters in videos created by TikTok users to respond to their claims, such as by using the app’s green screen effect.

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