According to recent statistics from the Chinese social media behemoth, millions of individuals have been exposed to false information on Russia’s war in Ukraine thanks to fake TikTok profiles.
In a study published on Wednesday, TikTok stated that posts on the video-sharing platform targeted viewers in Russia, Ukraine, and many other countries in Europe, with the intention of “artificially amplifying pro-Russian narratives” on the conflict.
A few TikTok accounts were falsely identified as social media news sources.
Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, a separate BBC investigation that was released on Friday uncovered 800 fictitious accounts. The research claimed to be directed at European countries and made false claims that key Ukrainian officials and their families purchased expensive automobiles or homes overseas.
A representative for TikTok informed that all of the detected phoney accounts had been deleted once the business started looking into the accounts before the BBC investigation. (CNBC)