Could we see another Shane Dawson docuseries over Jake Paul? - Dexerto

Could we see another Shane Dawson docuseries over Jake Paul?

Published: 8/Nov/2018 1:43

by Virginia Glaze


YouTuber Shane Dawson may have hinted at a future project, thanks to Jake Paul and Erika Costell’s not-so-recent split.

Dawson posted a Tweet in response to Paul’s announcement of his breakup, where he jokingly teased that he might create yet another episode for his eight-part documentary series over the YouTuber.

“Just when I started enjoying my break!” Dawson wrote. “Alright… Andrew, grab the camera. I’ll call the Uber. 👞👞💼”

While Dawson may have only been joking, massive speculation suggests that the YouTube couple’s breakup was due to the series, itself. Paul’s discussion of his relationship with Alissa Violet may have acted as the catalyst for the split, which apparently took place ‘a while ago,’ according to Paul’s statement on the matter.

Additionally, recent information provided by Instagram model Nikki Banner revealed that Paul has been ‘hooking up’ with multiple women in the interim, with Banner allegedly being one of them.

This could align with Alissa Violet’s description of her relationship with Paul, who she claimed would have similar physical relationships with other women during their ‘on-again, off-again’ relationship.

While no hard evidence has been provided as to the reason for Paul’s split with Costell, Dawson may already be on the case. His series over the YouTuber broke records across platforms, gaining more views than major Netflix shows.

It is unclear if Costell will remain a part of Team 10 after the breakup; with the organization’s upcoming rebranding, the group may see an entirely new set of faces very soon.


TikTok bans child safety advocate and nobody’s sure why

Published: 26/Oct/2020 18:20

by Chris Stokel-Walker


A leading child safety advocate, who has previously advised TikTok on how to keep kids safe on the platform, has been banned for posting a duet with a video promoting the latest Borat movie.

Eva Fog, a Danish child safety expert with a decade of experience, woke up on the morning of October 23 to discover her main account on TikTok, @evafog, had been banned.

The notice Fog received through the app was that her “account was permanently banned due to multiple violations of our Community Guidelines.” She claims that she has never received a temporary ban on her account during her time on TikTok, which she joined in January 2020.

“I’ve had very few violations prior [to this],” she told Dexerto. “Those few were pretty harmless, like me duetting a female body positivity video and showing my belly.”

“I am a child advocate for minors, specialising in their digital lives and communities,” she said. “I have used TikTok as a platform to inform, guide, and help the minors of Denmark with my account.”

Earlier this year, Fog worked as a consultant with Save the Children Denmark, who were helping TikTok develop guidelines and policies to ensure children were kept safe.

She used her TikTok account to advise children on how to use the app and other digital platforms safely. “I have prevented suicides, consoled victims of bullying, and advised victims of digital exploitation – just to mention a few things,” she said.

The account had 13,500 followers, and her videos nearly half a million likes before it was banned. Fog believes that a duet with an official TikTok posted by Amazon Prime Video’s account, which has been seen 560,000 times to date, was the reason she was banned.

In the original video, Sacha Baron Cohen’s character appears in his idiosyncratic mask-based mankini outfit, saying “This is how you put on a mask.”

In the duet, Fog closed her eyes when the camera zoomed out to show the character wearing only the mask mankini.

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TikTok: @evafog / Amazon
Eva was banned over this Borat TikTok.

The video is one of millions of videos removed regularly by TikTok. The app said in its latest transparency report that it removed nearly 105 million videos in the first six months of 2020, 31% of them for adult nudity and sexual activities.

The app said that 90.3% of its videos were removed before they received any views, and 96.4% of videos were proactively removed by the app before a user reported them.

But in this case, overzealous moderation – perhaps by algorithm – appears to have banned one of its biggest defenders when it comes to child safety.

“Having my account banned has basically stopped me from doing my job,” she added. “There is no other platform on which the youth of Denmark frequent as much as TikTok, and by banning my account, my connection to them has been severed.”

Dexerto approached TikTok for comment just before 11am, setting a deadline for a response by mid-afternoon. By 1:30pm, Fog’s account, including the controversial video that got her banned, was reinstated. TikTok has yet to provide a response to this story.