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Why Kendall Jenner’s TikTok account was suddenly deleted

Published: 5/Feb/2020 19:52 Updated: 5/Feb/2020 19:54

by Virginia Glaze

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Reality TV star and American model Kendall Jenner debuted her highly-anticipated TikTok account on February 2 — but just 24 hours later, her profile was nowhere to be found.

Jenner made her appearance on the platform with a video set to King Staccz’s “Pretty Face,” which subsequently went viral.

Boasting over 920,000 likes, the model’s account quickly garnered a similarly massive following, with half a million users flocking to stay tuned to her upcoming content.

Unfortunately, these fans won’t be receiving any new videos from the Jenner family mogul anytime soon, as her TikTok profile disappeared without any fanfare the very next day.

Both TikTok and Jenner herself didn’t comment on profile’s mysterious deletion at the time, which came shortly after the suspension of YouTuber Tana Mongeau’s own channel on the highly popular mobile app.

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Model and TV star Kendall Jenner’s TikTok account went missing – but now, information hints that she may have been impersonated.

However, Mongeau gave a convincing explanation for the development, claiming that she had “thrown a bong” during one of her videos (although her “promise” to wear clothes had fans confused as to the actual reason for her surprise ban for a moment).

In comparison, it didn’t seem like Jenner had committed any faux-pas on the app, prompting critics to scratch their heads in concern and throw around theories as to why her account has gone missing.

Now, they have an explanation, and it takes a turn worthy of a mystery novel: it seems that Kendall’s account wasn’t actually Jenner at all, but instead an impersonator, who posted old videos to the site from the model’s Instagram stories using her name.

Thus, TikTok’s suspension of the account comes as a welcome development, although the company has yet to comment on how or why the fake Kendall Jenner was verified, in the first place.

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Kendall’s verified TikTok account wasn’t actually hers at all, with reports claiming that the platform had given their checkmark of approval to an impersonator.

TikTok’s verification guide states that there are “a number of factors considered in granting a verified badge, including whether the notable account is authentic, unique, active, and – of course – adheres to our Community Guidelines and Terms of Service.”

We’ll bet that impersonating a celebrity goes against those Guidelines, although further info from the site is still pending at the time of writing.

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TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney

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Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

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Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.