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This Alt TikTok quiz will tell you which side of TikTok you’re on

Published: 9/Jun/2020 17:57 Updated: 9/Jun/2020 17:59

by Jacob Hale

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While TikTok has absolutely blown up thanks to stars such as Charli D’Amelio and Addison Rae, users have realized that there are two very different sides to the platform… But what are the differences between ‘Alt TikTok’ and ‘Straight TikTok’?

The different sides of TikTok essentially boil down to the For You page, in which the platform caters the content specifically to every individual.

For example, Charli D’Amelio fans are more likely to see videos of top stars dancing and lip-syncing, while gamers might see popular game clips or popular gaming personalities on their For You page.

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Charli D’Amelio is the type of creator you’re going to see on straight TikTok.

Now, this is where users have started to split their peers, introducing Alt TikTok and Straight TikTok.

This won’t make much sense to you though, so let’s take a look at what exactly the two sides of the platform are, but it’s worth noting the app doesn’t really separate users in this way – it’s simply arbitrary titles that users have come up with by themselves.

What is Alt TikTok?

Alt TikTok is essentially alternative TikTok or, to put it more bluntly, the slightly stranger side of the app.

While users on Straight TikTok will mostly see the super-popular creators that we’re used to seeing in the headlines, Alt TikTok is based on strange, often funny videos, with obscure jokes and memes that haven’t quite broken the mainstream yet.

How to take the Alt TikTok quiz

Fortunately, you can easily access and take the Alt TikTok quiz on quotev. While the quiz itself isn’t extensive, with just eight questions, it can help give you a better indication of what side of TikTok you’re on.

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You won’t see much of the Sway House on Alt TikTok.

Obviously, we wouldn’t suggest putting too much stock into the results of the quiz and, after all, what you like is what you like. If you’re stuck hunting for Alt TikTok, you’re likely not going to be a fan of that side of the app anyway, and there’s no shame in that.

That said, it’s a bit of fun and it might help you realize that those strange videos you love on TikTok might not be that strange after all, and there’s plenty like you – but you’re all on Alt TikTok.

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That Vegan Teacher responds to TikTok ban for alleged “community violations”

Published: 24/Feb/2021 0:48 Updated: 24/Feb/2021 0:50

by Jacob Hale

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Notorious TikTok vegan That Vegan Teacher has created a video response after being banned on the platform for allegedly violating several community guidelines.

That Vegan Teacher, real name Kadie Karen Diekmeyer, has clocked up around 1.5m followers on the app and is known for her very firm vegan beliefs, which she frequently preaches on the app.

She’s also had several run-ins with other top names — including, notably, Minecraft sensation 16-year-old TommyInnit, whose fans bombarded her with hate comments after she suggested someone help him feel more comfortable around girls.

Now, after rumors that she had been arrested in January 2021 (which was proven false), she seems to have been banned from the app altogether.

ThatVeganTeacher on TikTok
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ThatVeganTeacher has been a divisive figure on TikTok.

Why was That Vegan Teacher banned on TikTok?

At the time of writing, there’s no clear explanation as to why That Vegan Teacher has been banned on TikTok, with neither her nor TikTok coming out with an explanation.

While the reason hasn’t been confirmed, a disclaimer on her TikTok profile suggests it’s due to multiple Community Guidelines violations.

This could be any number of things, so it’s impossible to speculate on what exactly the violations could be, and we’ll have to wait for official confirmation before reporting it. According to TikTok’s guidelines though, her misdemeanor could fall under any of these categories:

  • Violent extremism
  • Hateful behavior
  • Illegal activities and regulated goods
  • Violent and graphic content
  • Suicide, self harm and dangerous acts
  • Harassment and bullying
  • Adult nudity and sexual activities
  • Minor safety
  • Integrity and authenticity
  • Platform security
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That Vegan Teacher’s TikTok now shows no followers, likes or posts.

That Vegan Teacher has in the past had her videos reacted to by top celebrities such as Gordon Ramsay, who didn’t seem her biggest fan, and Russell Brand for her divisive takes.

That Vegan Teacher responds to her TikTok ban

A short time later, That Vegan Teacher created a video response to the situation, which she uploaded to YouTube with all comments and likes/dislikes turned off.

In her video, the controversial TikToker accused her critics of being “scared” of telling kids “the truth” about veganism, and alleged that her ban was the work of “veganphobic” users. In her video description, she also alleged that her home had been “attacked” by critics, who left “dead animal parts” on her front door and – even purportedly doxed her personal information.

That’s not all; some TikTokers believe that Vegan Teacher may have started using a new TikTok account, although these rumors have yet to be fully verified at the time of writing.

Previously, she has drawn comparisons between animal cruelty and atrocities such as the Holocaust, which is likely a large contributor to why TikTok users would report her and the platform would ultimately kick her off.