Paige Spiranac attends The 2019 ESPYS presented by Capital One at the Microsoft Theater on July 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

Paige Spiranac Claims TikTok Shadow Banned Her Over 'Some Little Innocent Cleavage'

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By Alisan Duran on January 5, 2024 at 6:30 AM EST

Paige Spiranac has recently come forward, joining the ranks of social media figures alleging shadow banning on TikTok!

The renowned golf influencer claims that her content, specifically featuring what she deems as "innocent cleavage," has led to restrictions on her reach, reigniting the ongoing debate over content policies on popular platforms.

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Shadow Banned Over 'Some Little Cleavage'

In the aftermath of LSU gymnast Olivia Dunne's previous assertion of being shadow banned on TikTok, Spiranac took to X (formerly Twitter) to voice similar grievances. While Dunne remained cryptic about the reasons behind her shadow ban, Spiranac attributed hers to content featuring what she described as "some little innocent cleavage."

Expressing her frustration, the 30-year-old influencer called for a more liberal approach, stating, "I'm shadow banned on TikTok all because of some little innocent cleavage. Free the cleavage!" The influencer's claim reignited the conversation surrounding content policies and the often subjective nature of platform moderation.

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Upset Over TikTok

In a subsequent post, Spiranac uploaded a video that TikTok supposedly disapproved of, emphasizing that it would be acceptable on another platform, such as X. This move showcased her discontent with TikTok's content moderation and the limitations imposed on creators, raising questions about the platform's stance on certain types of content.

In the brief three-second video, the 30-year-old ex-college and professional golfer dons a white dress while carrying a pink-handled driver in her left hand, walking toward the camera. The focus intensifies on her as she smiles, twirls a golf ball in her right hand, and ultimately exits the frame.

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A Decrease In Views

The post on X featuring the video amassed over 76,000 views, while the identical video shared on TikTok garnered just over 1,000 views. A scrutiny of Spiranac's previous videos revealed a noticeable decline in viewership. Her last two TikTok videos collectively accumulated just over 16,000 views, falling significantly short of the consistently high numbers, with none approaching the 100,000 mark achieved by her three preceding videos.

Spiranac consistently garnered views in the hundreds of thousands, a trend that has persisted since she posted her first video on TikTok on March 5, 2019.

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Social Media Buzz

Spiranac's bold assertion and subsequent actions have sparked discussions among her followers and the broader social media community. The debate revolves around the fine line between content regulations and artistic expression, with users questioning the criteria and transparency behind shadow banning decisions on TikTok.

"TikTok is terrible anyways… you should use X for more content creation!" wrote one user, while another remarked, "I stand behind this movement or in front however you prefer."

A different fan noted, "I think your content fits perfectly for TikTok, can't imagine that you are shadow-banned there."

The fourth devotee expressed, "Sounds like TikTok needs a lesson in appreciating a little innocent glamour cheekiness."

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Unclear Situation

Dunne encountered a parallel situation when she initially raised her allegations in December. As reported by Outkick, there was a significant decline in the 21-year-old athlete's viewer statistics during that period. However, it seems that they have rebounded lately, with Dunne consistently surpassing the 1 million mark for video views on her page.

Currently, it's unclear whether Spiranac is indeed being targeted by TikTok or if she has become entangled in the complexities of the platform's intricate algorithm.

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