More than two dozen ISIS accounts removed from TikTok
A few of the videos posted on the platform were short propaganda videos that featured corpses being paraded through streets.
ISIS videos have been spotted on TikTok by social-media intelligence company Storyful. The videos have, since then, been removed from the platform by the company.
However, these posts were posted recently and featured videos that showed ISIS fighters with guns. TikTok is one of the most popular short-video making platforms that has around 50 million downloads on the Google Play Store.
A few of the videos posted on the platform were short propaganda videos that featured corpses being paraded through streets and women calling themselves 'jihadist and proud'. Many of these videos were set with background music of Islamic State songs. Other videos also included images, stars and hearts streaming across the video that is said to be a way to attract young people.
An extremist expert, while talking to WSJ, where the post was first published, mentions that the videos seen on the platform might not be a direct way to recruit people. Instead, it might be a way to encourage or rouse enthusiasm for the group.
Also, this is not the first time that ISIS has used social media platforms to attract and encourage young people to join the group. Facebook, Twitter and YouTube also faced criticism for not paying attention to the extremist content present on these platforms. Facebook has removed millions of posts that were related to extremist content from its platform.
Storyful is owned by News Corp, the company that also owns The Wall Street Journal.