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Teen Posts About 'Another Holocaust,' Gets Banned

Feroza Aziz talked about more than beauty in TikTok video
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 28, 2019 3:00 PM CST

(Newser) – TikTok's decision to ban a US teenager and suddenly reverse course didn't pass unnoticed on Thanksgiving Day. "TikTok is trying to cover up this whole mess," Feroza Aziz, 17, tells the Washington Post. "I won't let them get away with this." It all began when Aziz posted a beauty-tutorial video on the social-media app and turned the topic to Muslims imprisoned in China, saying "this is another Holocaust, yet no one is talking about it." TikTok, which is owned by a Chinese tech company, soon banned her from accessing the app from her personal device—but reversed course Wednesday and let her back on. Which only sparked more conflict:

  • All Osama: TikTok says it banned her because an Aziz post earlier this month included an image of Osama bin Laden, which goes against company policy of "imagery related to terrorist figures." TikTok also took down her video on China camps for nearly an hour Wednesday but called that an error, per the New York Times.

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