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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.

Instagram: swayla
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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Pokimane responds to transphobia accusations after Discord DMs emerge

Published: 29/Nov/2020 2:15

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Pokimane has been accused of being a trans-exclusionary radical feminist after a mod tried to blame her for discriminating against a trans girl, but she apologized and maintained her innocence.

Iman ‘Pokimane’ Anys is normally in the spotlight for the right reasons. However, she’s been caught up in drama lately after leaked documents about her relationship with Federico ‘Fedmyster’ Gaytan surfaced.

Pokimane denied the allegations, and it looked like smooth sailing from here on out. But now, another incident has surfaced. It’s a serious one that has thrown her into drama yet again.

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Pokimane has been caught up in one drama after another lately.

Pokimane’s official Discord server has a role exclusive to girls, but users can’t get it unless they confirm their gender by speaking in voice chat. It’s supposed to be a failsafe way to stop male viewers from pretending to be females for trolling purposes.

However, a mod rejected a trans girl from the role. He claimed he was following orders and deflected the blame onto Pokimane. Apparently, the trans girl persisted, which ultimately lead to being banned from the server.

This sparked an uproar on social media. Some people even accused Pokimane of being a trans-exclusionary radical feminist (TERF). Fortunately, she responded quickly and assured fans that everybody is welcome in her community.

“I’m looking into this with said mod/proof of the conversation that was held between them,” she said. [I] will [also] contact SHSLChris directly to resolve this and to assure she is welcomed properly.”

“Anyone in my community should be welcomed with open arms no matter what gender/sexuality,” she added. “I’m so sorry if anyone was made to feel otherwise, especially by a mod. That is not okay, and I’ll make sure it’s properly handled.”

“Furthermore, I’ve unmodded the person in question,” she said, implying that he acted independently.

“Again, I’m so sorry for this interaction, as it is not something I reinforce/a rule of mine, and is far from representative of my personal opinions, as I truly support the trans community.”

The key takeaway is the mod appears to have acted or interpreted the rules in his own way, and has since been unmodded.

Pokimane also maintained her innocence and claimed she is in full support of the trans community. Whether the affected user will accept her invite back into the Discord remains to be seen.