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Man ‘devastated’ after TikTok removed video of him kissing his boyfriend because it ‘violated community guidelines’

A man has claimed that TikTok removed a video of him sharing a kiss with his boyfriend at midnight on New Year’s Eve, saying that it violated their community guidelines. Mark Pasetsky is the former editor in chief of Life & Style and managing editor of OK! Magazine, and he spoke out about his experience in a piece for Campaign US.  The TikTok video was just a couple of seconds long and showed the couple sharing a kiss to the soundtrack of Frank Sinatra’s ‘New York, New York’ with a sticker...
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TikTok Blames Human Error on Removal of Same-Sex Kiss Video. Why I Don’t Buy It.

What happens when a man kisses his boyfriend at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve and posts it on the video-sharing social network, TikTok?  The post is removed because it’s a violation of the platform’s community guidelines. That’s exactly what happened to me this New Year’s.  When I saw the notification on my profile, I was flooded with feelings of shame and alienation.  After being out of the closet for 24 years, I knew I needed to take action for myself and for the entire LGBTQ community. In...

Gay man tells his mum he’s not a bottom and her response is iconic

This gay guy got more than he bargained for when he decided to make a TikTok discussing his sex life with his mum. The TikTok – which was shared on Twitter by DCHomos – shows the guy asking his mum to pause what she’s watching so he can tell her something important. “You know the guy I’m talking to is six four?” he says. “Can’t wait to get my s**t wrecked.” “What?” his mum replies. “I can’t wait to get my s**t wrecked,” he reiterates, recording his mum for her...
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TikTok admits it censored LGBT users in ‘wrong’ attempt to tackle online bullying

TikTok has admitted that in its early days it censored posts by users it deemed “vulnerable” in a misguided attempt to prevent online bullying. Documents obtained by the German site netzpolitik.org from an anonymous source at the Chinese-owned company showed that accounts and posts from LGBT+ people, body positive advocates and people with disabilities were being limited in their reach, regardless of content. The section in the moderate rules was titled: “Imagery depicting a subject highly vulnerable to cyberbullying.” It defines these “vulnerable” people as “susceptible to harassment or cyberbullying...
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