FACT CHECK : Fake TikTok accounts in the name of an upcoming Actress

Among social media platforms such as Facebook and YouTube, TikTok has been socialized as one of the most famous social media networks today. Currently, it can be observed that politicians, businessmen, celebrities and social activists representing various levels of society tend to access TikTok.  

As TikTok became more popular, we could also observe a trend of various types of violence targeting different people taking place on TikTok. 

Accordingly, it can be observed that fake TikTok accounts are being created from time to time with the aim of publicizing negative attitudes about well known personalities in society.  

During the past couple of days, actress Kavindya Dulashani was subjected to online gender-based harassment due to non-consensual images and videos of Dulshani being circulated on social media. In the meantime, we were able to observe significant amounts of fake TikTok accounts created using the name of Dulshani including her non-consensual images and videos to mislead the public. 

Several screenshots of such fake accounts are attached below. 

On further investigation, we were able to observe that these were recently created fake accounts. 

Actress Kavindya Dulshani has separate official accounts for Facebook, TikTok and Instagram. 

Official TikTok account of Kavindya Dulshani

Official Instagram account of Kavindya Dulshani

Official Facebook page of Kavindya Dulshani

Accordingly, there is an official TikTok account for Dulshani along with the link to her official Facebook page attached. Also, the link to her official TikTok account is attached in her official Instagram account. 

Conclusion: There is an official TikTok account in the name of actress Kavindya Dulshani, including the link to her official Facebook page attached. It can be confirmed that the TikTok accounts created using the name, images and videos of Dulshani are fake TikTok accounts. Considering all this, we can also conclude that these fake accounts were created with the aim of creating negative attitudes about her and to harass her in public. 

Fake accounts can be tracked using the same method on other social media platforms as well. Simple methods can be used to verify official social media accounts/pages and to check the ownership, authority of accounts. Social media networks have provided facilities in that regard. The official blue colour tick (Blue colour Tick – Blue Tick – Blue Badge) is a such facility provided. In addition, official accounts can be identified by friends/mutual friends and followers who have liked or followed the relevant account. 

How to identify a verified TikTok account

How to verify a TikTok account

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