Over 30% TikTok videos on crypto investments are misleading: Research


More than 1 out of 3 influencers on TikTok, the go-to social media platform for the young generation, have been found to post misleading videos about Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrency investments in a recent study. 

TikTok has been widely adopted as a video-based alternative to Google searches. However, some influencers have been found to share unvetted misinformation on the social media platform about crypto investments, often trying to convince unwary viewers to put their (or their parents) hard-earned money into loss-making cryptocurrencies.

TikTok influencers use the hashtag ‘#cryptok’ while posting crypto-related content. An analysis of over 1,161 such TikTok videos — conducted by dappGambl — revealed that over one in three videos on crypto TikToks were misleading. The research also found that merely 1 in every 10 cryptok accounts or videos contained some form of disclaimer that warned users about the risk of investments.

Out of the lot, 47% of TikTok creators were found trying to push services to make money. Mainstream influencers, including Kim Kardashian, Jake Paul…

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