TikTok can’t stop users from doxxing the Supreme Court

TikTok users retaliated after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of abortion rights.

Some TikTok videos had shared home addresses and credit card information of conservative judges, according to Vice. Snopes and Vice don't know if the credit card information was accurate or not.

Not all of these videos have been taken down by TikTok. Information shared in videos is often reposted through smaller and smaller accounts, even if they were removed.

In some of the videos, the credit card information is partiallycensored, using a thin white line or transparent red box to prevent the app's algorithm from removing the post.


TikTok said in a statement to Vice that its policies don't prohibit the topic of abortion, but that creators must follow Community Guidelines that prohibit sharing personally identifiable information. TikTok did not respond to the request for comment.

The home addresses featured in the credit card videos appeared to be connected to judges in public records databases, according to Vice. It's not doxxing, but it makes it easier to find the addresses that will be used to protest outside judges' homes.

The personal information of Supreme Court justices is not the only way that TikTokers express their frustration. Vice called attention to a trend where users create explainer videos showing "how to debate anti-abortion views" or how to "poison" data collected by period- tracking apps by "posting fake information." The Washington Post profiled two influential Gen Z abortion advocates, one pro-choice and one pro-life, and discussed how they use the platform to engage thousands in the debate

Unless TikTok finds a way to more quickly detect these videos, you'll continue to see them.