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NikkieTutorials reveals how she’s coping after armed robbery “nightmare”

Published: 18/Aug/2020 0:52

by Michael Gwilliam

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YouTube sensation Nikkie ‘NikkieTutorials’ de Jager has opened up about the traumatic experience she went through after being robbed at gunpoint in her first video since the incident.

On August 8, it was revealed that an armed robbery took place at the Youtuber’s home in The Netherlands. While Nikkie was unharmed physically, her mental state was boomed, so understandably she had to put off on making videos for a few days.

Now, a week later, Nikkie has returned to YouTube, thanking fans for their patience and heartwarming messages. In her emotional return video, Nikkie addressed her mental state and provided a bit of an update regarding the robbery.

“A couple of days ago, Dylan and I were part of one of my worst nightmares,” she said, fighting back tears in the process. “We were robbed at gunpoint in our home. And I can’t tell you too much, because there’s still a very ongoing investigation.”

She went on to stress that she and her fiance are doing okay, despite how emotional she appeared in her most recent video talking about the incident.

“Having one of those worst nightmares come true is very surreal, but it also puts a lot of things in perspective,” she added. “Now more than ever, you realize that family is everything.”

NikkieTutorials tears up in her return video
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Nikkie fought back tears in her first video back.

According to the YouTuber, she may be able to reveal everything about what transpired “one day,” but it would be impossible to do so now with her mental state and the law.

Nikkie further added that with makeup being such a key part of her life, she’s using it as a coping mechanism and even created a new look using the Barbie Color Reveal Dolls for inspiration.

While we may still not know the specifics about what happened during the armed robbery, at least Nikkie is ok and back to making the content she loves.

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TikTok bans child safety advocate and nobody’s sure why

Published: 26/Oct/2020 18:20

by Chris Stokel-Walker

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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.