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As World Leaders Shun TikTok, Impersonators and Fake Accounts Creep In

  • Fake Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders’ team accounts taunt users
  • App’s slim content review a ‘ticking time bomb,’ analyst says
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As TikTok catches fire among the younger set, world leaders and politicians have kept their distance amid national security concerns about the Chinese-owned app.

The vacuum is leaving room for impersonators to roam free. And TikTok’s efforts to dissuade such fake or misleading accounts are lacking, some social media experts say.