TikTok removes Australian vigilante account hunting paedophiles
TikTok has removed an Australian vigilante account that attempts to lure alleged paedophiles to meetings and capture the confrontation on film. A TikTok spokesperson stated that ‘We also do not permit users to encourage others to take part in dangerous activities, and we remove reported content or behaviour that violates our guidelines’.
Looking at the growing trend of online accounts hunting child sex abusers, the New South Wales police had already issued a warning to people not to attempt to take the law in their hands, but report such incidents to the police.
The Australian account taken down had over 3000 followers, 4500 likes, and one video with 50 000 views.