Million views: anti-Semitism scandal: TikTok deletes KZ-Memes days to Appear

The first Video that started the "Trend", should have shown the "BBC" an animated giant robot Scorpion with a swastika, the people attack and killed. A anti

Million views: anti-Semitism scandal: TikTok deletes KZ-Memes days to Appear

The first Video that started the "Trend", should have shown the "BBC" an animated giant robot Scorpion with a swastika, the people attack and killed. A anti ran in the Background of Semitic song to have included, among other things, the lines "We make a trip to a place called Auschwitz, it is time to take a shower".

Behind the Clip is supposed to put a young Teenager from the UK. He himself did not want to yet comment on this, but I have proclaimed on his profile to still be online, that he got 12,000 new Followers through the Video.

Large range of the "Trends"

A similar Video should already be 2015 uploaded to YouTube where it, until it was removed at the request of the BBC, nearly 67,000 calls had. By the algorithm of TikTok this Version made it out to be, however, more than six million views.

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Almost 100 other Users are said to have been inspired by the Video to use the song as well. It should also be given to Videos that showed a character from the video game "Roblox", looked like Adolf Hitler. Other should, for example, excerpts from films or documentaries about the Holocaust shown, or Clips from a Shooter game, have been killed in the people with green Gas canisters.

for Almost three days, the Videos remained online and available for free. They attracted a large audience and to have generated, with the Original Video, a total of nearly 6.5 million views.

TikTok safe for children and young people?

Stephen Silverman, to make a commitment for the British Organisation "Campaign Against Antisemitism", was compared to the "BBC" horrified by the incident: "I was incredibly shocked to see disturbing TikTok Videos with the target audience of children, in which, with the swastika of the tag, the robot Jews to take and kill, while the music of Jewish men, women and children, makes fun of, the were killed with poisonous Gas in Auschwitz." He can see TikTok duty to respond to such incidents faster, as are the main users of the App children and young adults would still be easily swayed.

A spokeswoman from TikTok promised, that the most important priority is to protect the Users of the platform. "We do not tolerate content, hatred speeches and the concerned song, and all of the associated Videos have now been removed. Also, if it is not always will be able to find all the non-appropriate content, we are working resistant to the fact that TikTok remains a safe place for creative development“, said the spokesperson in the Statement.

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Updated Date: 08 July 2020, 14:26

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