An American's teenager's account was censored by TikTok as she posted a makeup tutorial video and talked about China's detention of at least a million Muslims in re-education camps. She claims that her videos are being censored by the social media platform.
In the video, Feroza Aziz, 17, begins by showing how to use an eyelash curler; paused for a moment and started talking about the reeducation camps. She said in the video “Then you're going to put [the eyelash curler] down and use your phone … to search up what's happening in China, how they're getting concentration camps, throwing innocent Muslims in there, separating families from each other, kidnapping them, murdering them, raping them, forcing them to eat pork, forcing them to drink, forcing them to convert. This is another Holocaust, yet no one is talking about it. Please be aware, please spread awareness in Xinjiang right now,”
She then turned back to offering the eyelash curling lesson in the video and ever since the video was posted; it went viral on every social media platform.
The video has already been viewed 5 million times on Twitter and has 1.4 million views on Tik Tok.November 25, 2019
TikTok is owned by ByteDaance, a company based out of China that has been garnering millions of users ever since it launched. A TikTok spokesperson said that Ms Aziz has been blocked from her account because of a previous video that contained an image of Osama Bin Laden, which violated TikTok policies against terrorist content.
This is not the first time we've seen a Chinese platform censor users for talking about political topics that put the Chinese government in a bad light.
Last month, a Hong Kong player known as “Blitzchung” was punished for his pro-democratic comments during a Hearthstone tournament. The game is operated by Tencent mobile in China that often censors its games in favour of the Chinese Government. In fact, we found that PUBG Mobile, also owned by Tencent, is censoring what we can say in India.