Kendall Jenner debuts on TikTok, but account deleted in less than 24 hours!
Kendall Jenner started her TikTok account this Monday 3 February 2020 but TikTok deleted her account in less than 24 hours as a precaution. What type of precaution was TikTok taking? Read on for all the details.
Kendall Jenner debuts on TikTok?
There was a TikTok account in the name of Kendall Jenner, 24. The account called @kendalljenner started on Monday 3 February 2020. One video of Kendall shot in the mirror of the bathroom with King Staccz’s ‘Pretty Face’ got uploaded. And another clip in slow motion of Kendall dancing behind a curtain of pink streamers with the song of “Safe Zone” by Lonr was also on it.
In less than two hours, the account had half a million followers. Besides, TikTok also put a blue checkmark beside the account to confirm its authenticity.
But in less than 24 hours, the account had disappeared. Business Insider suspected that the made account could have been a fake one leading TikTok to delete it. Hence to confirm, the news outlet asked TikTok for an explanation.
TikTok offers an explanation
The viral video app TikTok confirmed the suspicion of the news outlet. They said that their internal investigation also made them feel that the new account in the name of the model on TikTok was probably not legitimate. Hence as a precaution to avoid any further problems, they deleted the account. And it is no more seen on the screens. The statement issued by TikTok to Business Insider read:
“Within hours of verifying an account claiming to be Kendall Jenner, an internal review raised questions about the account’s authenticity, and TikTok immediately removed it as a precaution,”
The investigation of Business Insider
The Business Insider also had suspected the authenticity of the TikTok account even though it initially had the blue checkmark next to it. They suspected that the videos were old ones and they had seen it before. Hence they went through all the Instagram video uploads of Kendall Jenner. And they discovered that the two uploaded videos were picked up from Kendall’s own Instagram account.
The two videos uploaded on TikTok account @kendalljenner were of the year 2019 and taken from her Instagram Stories. The first video was from her social media and she had posted it there in October 2019. The second video the model had posted in June 2019.
It is not clear how TikTok app put a blue checkmark next to the fake TikTok account in the name of Kendall Jenner. The website of the app states that the app gives a blue checkmark only when the person in whose name the account is actually verifies it. But there are no more details on how they conduct the verification or what information they ask for before giving the blue tick to it. It is disturbing to learn that a fake TikTok account got a blue verification mark without proper verification.
Short bio on Kendall Jenner
Kendall Jenner is a famous fashion model and television personality of America. She is famous as a model of Sherri Hill dress line, dressing for proms and pageants. She is stepsister of the reality TV star Kim Kardashian. More bio…
Source: Business Insider