Get abusive megachurch videos removed from TikTok

TB Joshua | PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP via Getty Images TikTok is platforming videos attacking people who accused a megachurch founder of grooming and sexually abusing its members.

There is a widespread and ongoing pattern of abusive content broadcast by the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) and its supporters that appears to violate the social media platforms’ terms. The content targets whistleblowers who have gone on the record with allegations of sexual and psychological torture, financial fraud and criminal negligence by Joshua. And SCOAN also has a history of promoting homophobia and dubious health claims.

YouTube has already taken down the main channel run by TB Joshua’s megachurch empire. But TikTok has yet to take action. We have written a sample message for you but it’s far more powerful if you use your own words. But you might want to tell TikTok that:

  • You object to the content on the TB Joshua Teachings TikTok channel
  • You think that this content contravenes their policy guidelines
  • You are also concerned about other abusive content associated with the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN)
  • YouTube has already taken action
Tell them why this matters to you. And please be polite and respectful. It makes your message much more effective. Please direct your ire to the situation, not the people reading your message.
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