The Chinese Communist Party-tied TikTok reached the climax of its lengthy battle with the Media Research Center’s video division by entirely axing it from the platform without notice.
An MRCTV staff member opened the TikTok App to find that the account was “banned” — again — but not before the platform removed five more videos.
TikTok’s latest censor blitz came just three weeks after the platform permanently banned MRCTV on May 26. TikTok reduced its initial sentence to a temporary ban and placed a suspension for a week. However, MRCTV was removed by the Chinese Communist Party-linked platform one week later. TikTok censored MRCTV 45 times between August 25, 2021, and June 15, 2022. 42 of these cases occurred in 2022. The account already had over 79,000 followers when MRCTV was banned for the second time.
The platform most recently restricted MRCTV from posting any new content and didn’t respond to MRC’s eight attempts to appeal or request comment. Instead of answering MRC’s inquiries, TikTok just decided to nuke the account.
TikTok censorship was at its worst when it censored MRCTV 13 times during February. In March, the platform removed 10 additional videos. MRCTV appealed every incident, and seven videos were eventually removed by the platform.
Another example showcased the incoherence of TikTok’s censorship operation. A clip of Reality Check, hosted by Brittany Hughes (MRCTV managing editor) was removed from the platform on March 10. Hughes attacked the Biden administration’s claim that it will only consider black women candidates for the seat of former Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. “The heck with the rest of her resume and the fact that she may in fact actually be the best nominee on merit,” Hughes said. After MRCTV made an appeal, TikTok reinstated the video. After MRCTV appealed, TikTok removed the video on May 16 Again A second appeal was rejected.
TikTok is apparently easily triggered by conservative content that doesn’t serve the propaganda of its communist overlords.
TikTok had censored five more videos, including a “Reality Check”, clip. Hughes was critical of the left’s push for transgender ideology against children. Hughes addressed Drag Your Kids to Pride, where Hughes stated that “unwitting children without any say in the matter were placed on barstools and exposed to grown men in strippers dancing on a runway before a sign saying “it’s not going to lick itself.” The militant alphabet mafia was not hiding the truth, she declared. TikTok initially removed the video because it violated the platform’s community guidelines.
Another one of the five most recently censored videos featured a clip from MRCTV original show “Things That Need to Be Said” with blogger and on-air host Nick Kangadis.’ In the clip, Kangadis kicked off pride month talking about straight pride and his favorite things about being a straight white male. The man chases and protects women, and there is nothing else that can frustrate him. He later added that “another great thing about being straight… is the ability to naturally create life.” TikTok removed the video and soon after banned MRCTV’s account.
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