On Thursday, TAddison Rae, one of TikTok’s biggest and highest-paid stars, was notified her account had been “permanently banned” from the social media site, though it has since been restored – a decision that has many people wondering why the app would quiet one of its most popular traffic attractions.
Rae, who has over 85 million TikTok followers, posted screenshots of a message from the video-sharing app on Twitter late Thursday night, saying her account had been “permanently banned due to multiple violations of our Community Guidelines,” but didn’t elaborate or speculate on how she violated the terms.
Rae’s account “was temporarily offline yesterday night then restored within an hour,” according to TikTok representatives.
Rae’s representatives and TikTok declined to comment on why Rae’s account was suspended.
Rae, who has over 85 million TikTok followers, uploaded screenshots of a notification from the video-sharing app saying her account has been “permanently suspended due to multiple infractions” on Twitter late Thursday night. Rae’s true name is Addison Rae Easterling, and she was last seen on TikTok on Thursday. She joined the platform in 2019 and rapidly rose to become one of the app’s most popular personalities. Rae defeated Charli D’Amelio, the most-followed person on TikTok, to the top of Forbes’ list of the highest-paid TikTok producers in 2020. Rae became famous after releasing brief dance and lip-syncing videos on YouTube. Outside of the digital sphere, the former LSU student has had a lot of success. She starred in Netflix’s “He’s All That” earlier this year. In September, she attended the Met Gala. She became close friends with Kourtney Kardashian and made an appearance on “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” “Obsessed,” a single by Rae, was also published. Item, her cosmetics line, is sold at stores such as Sephora.
TikTok’s community guidelines are inconsistently implemented, owing to an algorithm that frequently leaves creators in the dust. Users are not allowed to transmit violent extremism, hate speech, illegal actions, violent and graphic content, suicide, self-harm, and dangerous acts, nudity or sexual activity, harassment, or bullying, according to the standards. Videos are also scrutinized for children’ safety and authenticity, as well as for spreading false information, artificially increasing interaction, or impersonating someone else. Black producers have questioned the automated takedown mechanism, claiming that their films are marked as inappropriate yet identical ones from white viewers are not.
Source : Forbes