Author: Mathilda Clark

A shadowban is a situation in which a user is blocked or muted on a social media platform without being notified. TikTok’s shadowban is an unofficial term for what happens when TikTok temporarily blocks access to an account. This will cause the videos of a user to stop appearing on TikTok’s “For You” page (also called the #FYP). They will not appear in the hashtags section. People report that it is more difficult to find their posts under shadowban. Some claim they no longer receive comments or likes on previous posts. There are many conspiracy theories, but there is no doubt that something is happening. TikTok, like their social…

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