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TikTok bans influencer over fake news

A Liberian TikTok content creator identified as @Realcharley22 has been banned by the social media platform for spreading fake news about the daughter of the vice president of Nigeria, Kiki Osinbajo.

According to the Punch, the TikTok influencer had posted earlier in the week that Kiki was arrested in the United Kingdom because she was in possession of a large amount of money in dollars.

The report said that the user, who posted photos and videos to support the claim, had since come out to refute the news after Nigerian blogger, Tunde Ednut, posted that it was untrue.

Consequently, Nigerians in their numbers rushed to report the page for deceiving the public and checks on the page on Saturday revealed that the account was no longer on TikTok.

Writing by Abdullahi Lamino;