TikTok has deleted a collection of videos found by the BBC to be using a “sickening” anti-Semitic song that gained more than 6.5 million views. The song surfaced on the app on Sunday and includes the lyrics: “We’re going on a trip to a place called Auschwitz, it’s shower time.” The first video to use the song showed a giant robot scorpion with a swastika attacking and killing people. TikTok’s algorithm ensured that video alone got more than six million views. Other videos that made further use of the song accounted for the additional half a million views. Auschwitz was a Nazi death camp in a German-annexed part of Poland where more than a million people died during World War Two, many of them in gas chambers after being told they were going to take a communal shower. Nearly 100 users chose the song for their own videos. One showed a character from the computer game Roblox that looks like Hitler.

via bbc: TikTok algorithm promoted anti-Semitic death camp meme