TikTok is banning users who are posting pornographic and violent videos as their profile pictures to circumvent moderation, in a unique viral trend.
BBC News alerted the app to the “Don’t search this up,” craze, which has accumulated nearly 50 million views.
TikTok has also banned the hashtags used to promote the offending profiles and is deleting the videos.
Users say the trend is encouraging pranksters to post the most offensive or disgusting material they can find.
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