A Masked Vigilante Group on TikTok Says They Can Uncover a Troll’s Identity in 7 to 8 Clicks

A vigilante organization on TikTok claims to be scanning the platform for trolls and exposing their names in short clips to their parents and coworkers.

The group is known as the Great Londini, and its logo is a mask with sunken, pitch-black eyes and a gaping, Joker-like smile. The group maintains a website, a Twitter account, and a YouTube channel, showcasing what it claims to be capable of. Additionally, it has 2.3 million followers on TikTok, which serves as the primary platform for its exposés.

In one instance, the Great Londini outs a guy it claims is a lawyer for advising a young cop to “eat (his) gun.”

“Would you hire a lawyer that made this comment about a police officer? Neither would we. So what should we do? We say – stupid game, stupid prize.”

In an interview with the BBC, a man named Leo spoke on behalf of the gang. He added that he was merely the “face” of a group of volunteers with cyber-security and military experience seeking to be known collectively by a single name. The organization claims that their collective expertise enables them to discover someone’s true identity – regardless of whether they use an anonymous account name – in seven to eight clicks.

The BBC reports that Leo spoke to the news organization from a place in the United States. He identified himself as an “anti-troll” and stated that he assisted TikTok with content moderation by reporting abusive trolls and emailing the group “every piece of information” the organization unearths.

However, TikTok disapproves of Londini. According to Leo, the app erased nine accounts related to the username Great Londini. Additionally, the app suspended the tenth (and current) account many times for allegations of online harassment and abuse, which the group disputes.

TikTok did not react immediately to an Insider request for comment on its content filtering rules. However, the video-sharing app stated in a study that it removed 62 million clips on its own during the first three months of 2021 due to violations of its user content restrictions. This represented fewer than 1% of all videos published to TikTok, according to the platform.

Additionally, TikTok stated in the same report that the United States was the most active market for video takedowns due to user content violations, with a total of 8,540,088 takedowns between January and March of this year.