TikTok users are resorting to using share bots on their accounts to increase views and followers as exploits become more accessible.
Building a loyal following on TikTok isn’t easy and can often take months to hit the big time if you’re lucky. However, TikTokers looking to boost their follower count are resorting to new exploitative methods.
These methods include using coding via Replit, a method originally brought to the web in 2016.
TikTok users keep using coding methods to boost followers
Grinding for followers and likes on TikTok is usually done the old-fashioned way with consistent and fun uploads, but tools like Replit dominate the platform. Tutorials for the Share Bot tools have flooded the popular video platform, making the notion of unsavory boosting more popular among smaller, growing developers.
Coding tools, originally intended for educational purposes, allow users to manipulate TikTok feeds and increase the visibility of the user’s desired video.
Some videos in the #TikTokShareBot hashtag are incredibly exploding, with a video posted by user @coder.mohanadhosny gaining amazing traction.
The use of bots is not uncommon in ByteDance’s viral video application, as concerns have previously explored the use of tools like Zefoy. You have probably encountered fake accounts created by these applications, as they often take the form of a woman with a generic “user” handle.
All these bots liking my comment on George’s tiktok, I’m scared pic.twitter.com/F9fWsVBpOb
— syd 🐮 (@sydmorphia) February 22, 2021
While most users looking to gain popularity on TikTok will not be quick to complain, the easy access to abusing the platform raises security concerns.
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