TikTok banning some accounts in Myanmar in attempt to stop the spread of violent videos

An anti military coup protester stands in the middle of teargas smoke during a demonstration in Myanmar | Photo by Aung Kyaw Htet/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

TikTok says it has “aggressively banned” numerous accounts and devices in Myanmar, in an attempt to curb misinformation and the spread of violent videos on its platform.

Rest of World reported that government soldiers in Myanmar have posted hundreds of videos to TikTok since its military seized power in February. The videos ranges from traditional pro-government propaganda, to misinformation meant to confuse protesters, to threats from soldiers with weapons.

TikTok removed some of the videos earlier this month after media reports about the rise in hate speech and threats in the southeast Asian nation. But Rest of World reports that the short-form video platform admitted it had not moved swiftly enough to stop the spread of the…

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