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Just seems that whenever I open TikTok I'm sucked in and before I know it, it's like 3 hours have just vanished and I end up coming away feeling really low. Like the comment sections seem to be so toxic, I've seen so many people get death threats and literally the worst kinds of abuse. Just makes me wonder if it's actually good for me to be on there or not? I did post a video once and it ended up on the fyp and I started to get a bit of abuse so I just deleted it straight away.

 Like I do find some of the content funny but it just gets spoiled by toxic people. Am I the only one that thinks this?

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I relate to this so much because I follow a lot of LGBT people on their and I just see them get soooooo much bullying. some of the comments are literally disgusting too, death threats etc. it ruins it for me 🤮

its weird bc a lot of the abuse comes from old people??? saw 1 guy get so much stick from old people about wearing makeup, wtf? who even cares, go back to facebook

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3 hours ago, DanTheMan said:

Just seems that whenever I open TikTok I'm sucked in and before I know it, it's like 3 hours have just vanished and I end up coming away feeling really low. Like the comment sections seem to be so toxic, I've seen so many people get death threats and literally the worst kinds of abuse. Just makes me wonder if it's actually good for me to be on there or not? I did post a video once and it ended up on the fyp and I started to get a bit of abuse so I just deleted it straight away.

 Like I do find some of the content funny but it just gets spoiled by toxic people. Am I the only one that thinks this?

Heyy,

Thanks for sharing this with us. Yeah, social media apps are designed to keep us engaged for hours on end, and most of the time, we only go on them thinking that we will check really quickly. Totally normal to end up spending ages on there. It's good that you're questioning whether it's good for you or not. What do you think? Do you think it makes you happier and adds to your life? 

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23 hours ago, DanTheMan said:

Just seems that whenever I open TikTok I'm sucked in and before I know it, it's like 3 hours have just vanished and I end up coming away feeling really low. Like the comment sections seem to be so toxic, I've seen so many people get death threats and literally the worst kinds of abuse. Just makes me wonder if it's actually good for me to be on there or not? I did post a video once and it ended up on the fyp and I started to get a bit of abuse so I just deleted it straight away.

 Like I do find some of the content funny but it just gets spoiled by toxic people. Am I the only one that thinks this?

hey, dan! i also feel this way, I see a lot of really toxic things on there. Although some content are fun and entertaining, some trends there have started to become unhealthy. Those that go about body images, weight, beauty, those really make people feel bad about themselves. And there're also a lot who are racist, homophobic, and toxic to religious people. It's mostly seen on the comments section,  and I really hate it too. Why can't they just leave these people alone? They're just trying to express themselves and be happy. Some people use TikTok as an escape from whatever issues they have in real life. You know, like they say, if you have nothing nice to say, then don't say anything at all.

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2 minutes ago, dewberry and stars said:

hey, dan! i also feel this way, I see a lot of really toxic things on there. Although some content are fun and entertaining, some trends there have started to become unhealthy. Those that go about body images, weight, beauty, those really make people feel bad about themselves. And there're also a lot who are racist, homophobic, and toxic to religious people. It's mostly seen on the comments section,  and I really hate it too. Why can't they just leave these people alone? They're just trying to express themselves and be happy. Some people use TikTok as an escape from whatever issues they have in real life. You know, like they say, if you have nothing nice to say, then don't say anything at all.

yeah i agree actually. didn't they have a thing ages ago in the news where they got caught not featuring people on the fyp if they weren't like super attractive?

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1 minute ago, bingabong said:

yeah i agree actually. didn't they have a thing ages ago in the news where they got caught not featuring people on the fyp if they weren't like super attractive?

it's actually a code on the app's algorithim. so if you've noticed, the one thing that famous tiktokers have in common is the way their face fits in with the standard beauty that the tiktok coders have put onto the programs. so, i'm not saying that it's impossible for people who don't fit in that to become as famous, only that it'll be much harder, siply because of their physical appearance. this is one thing i don't like about the app. people should be recognized by their talents, not just their faces, (charli is a good dancer, bella is a good singer) but some are kinda just, copycats, like they're just like the others  and only differ in appearance.

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On 5/28/2021 at 4:25 PM, dewberry and stars said:

it's actually a code on the app's algorithim. so if you've noticed, the one thing that famous tiktokers have in common is the way their face fits in with the standard beauty that the tiktok coders have put onto the programs. so, i'm not saying that it's impossible for people who don't fit in that to become as famous, only that it'll be much harder, siply because of their physical appearance. this is one thing i don't like about the app. people should be recognized by their talents, not just their faces, (charli is a good dancer, bella is a good singer) but some are kinda just, copycats, like they're just like the others  and only differ in appearance.

Omfg that’s so true actually

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A *lot* of it is toxic, but you know you've got to try to kind of steer clear. I think there's always a bad part. Sometimes I do have to get off cause of it, but there are really caring and funny people too I guess.

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7 hours ago, scarychip said:

A *lot* of it is toxic, but you know you've got to try to kind of steer clear. I think there's always a bad part. Sometimes I do have to get off cause of it, but there are really caring and funny people too I guess.

Agree with you. It's also addictive af and a lot of the content is so funny, it actually helped me a lot during lockdown and being stuck in my bedroom all the time but it is so addictive

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