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TikTok is down: glitches rock app, stars like Charli D'amelio have zero followers

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Update: TikTok has finally addressed the fact that the app has been down for nearly two hours today. We've included the official statement below.

TikTok is down, according to a growing chorus of users complaining worldwide and suddenly not rhythmically dancing in (or watching) any new short videos.

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Testing to see if TikTok is down, we could open the app on an iPhone, but things started to go wrong from there. The algorithm is showing stale content or random videos that wouldn't normally be served to our account. Others say they are now experiencing the same thing. TikTok users are also complaining about getting logged out without notice.

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TikTok stars like Charli D'amelio have zero followers

One of the biggest concerns with TikTok right now is among its most famous accounts. They suddenly have no followers associated with their accounts. The biggest TikTok star, Charli D'amelio, has zero followers and likes. She is following nobody, according to the glitchy app. 

TikTok seems to be the only one dancing around the subject right now, offering no response on its other social media channels. Its official Twitter account, for example, is silent about the outage right now, though plenty of users are replying to its test tweet about the app being down. So far, no official response from TikTok.

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Matt Swider

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Matt Swider is TechRadar's gadget-savvy, globe-trotting US Editor-in-Chief Editor who leads the US team in New York City. He began his tech journalism career all the way back in 1999 at the ripe at of 14, and first started writing for TechRadar in 2012. He's tested over 1,000 phones, tablets and wearables and commands a Twitter account of 600,000+ followers. Matt received his journalism degree from Penn State University and is never seen without his TechRadar headphones.