TikTok has banned users from even searching for the term “white lives matter,” listing the phrase as being associated with “hateful behavior.”
Apparently, according to the Chinese-owned video app, which is notorious as perhaps the most censorious in existence, white lives don’t matter.
When searching for videos or profiles containing the term “white lives matter,” users are met with a message which states, “No results found. This phrase may be associated with hateful behavior. TikTok is committed to keeping our community safe and working to prevent the spread of hate. For more information, we invite you to review our Community Guidelines.”
TikTok uses the same method to block people from even searching for individuals deemed to be “hateful,” where banning their accounts isn’t enough, mere mention of them must be expunged entirely.