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TikTok Fund Glitch Prevents Rising Stars From Getting Paid

  • Some creators unable to get cut of TikTok’s payment pool
  • Payouts for TikTok content lower than some peers like YouTube
    

    

Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Many rising TikTok stars who recently qualified to be paid for their popular videos have been shut out of the registration system, causing frustration and public outrage among some of the app’s most dedicated creators.

ByteDance Ltd’s video platform provides an incentive for people to post viral videos with a fund that compensates creators with large audiences. But for weeks, a glitch in the registration process has prevented sign-ups among some eligible accounts.