TikTok Blames ‘Random Error’ for Removal of Black Lives Matter Tags

A random “bug” caused view counts of hashtags on its social media platform to stop appearing. Including in the tags that were no longer appearing were tags for the Black Lives Movement and others related to the recent police killings of George Floyd.

After a TikTok user blasted them on Twitter, a spokesperson has addressed it saying it has been fixed. TikTok stressed the issue was not tied to a specific topic and that it affected other tags as well like #hello and #cat.