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Streamer Hasan Piker was temporarily banned on Martin Luther King Jr. Day after getting mass reported

The popular leftist TikToker was temporarily banned over mass reporting of a Black Lives Matter video, he said.


Jacob Seitz


Posted on Jan 17, 2023   Updated on Dec 8, 2023, 1:19 am CST


This story was originally published on Passionfruit.

Hasan Piker, one of the most prolific TikTok and Twitch stars among a younger, left-leaning American political audience, was briefly banned from TikTok on Jan. 16, 2023, after a video he made was mass reported. 

Mass reporting has been a go-to tool for people and groups that want certain individuals off TikTok. Whether it’s spiteful exes trying to get their exes banned, or conservatives mass-reporting leftist accounts, TikTok has seemingly become overrun with trolls looking to wreak havoc on accounts they don’t agree with.

Piker, who goes by Hasanabi on Twitch and is one of the most popular streamers on the platform with over 2.3 million followers, went live on Jan. 17, 2023, to discuss the ban.

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*First Published: Jan 17, 2023, 5:11 pm CST