A vigilante group on TikTok said it's searching the platform for trolls and disclosing their identities in short clips to expose them to their parents and employees.
The group goes by the name "The Great Londini," and it's represented by a mask with hollow, pitch-black eyes and a gaping, Joker-like smile. The group has a website, Twitter account, and YouTube page, where it posts examples of what it said it's capable of accomplishing. It also has 2.3 million followers on TikTok — the main platform for its exposés.
In one example, The Great Londini outed a man it said is a lawyer who posted a comment telling a young police officer 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 games, stupid prize."
In an interview with the BBC, a man going by the name Leo spoke for the group. He explained that he was simply the "face" of a group of volunteers with cybersecurity and military experience who want to be collectively known under a singular name. The group said its collective experience allows it to uncover someone's real identity — whether or not they hide behind an anonymous account name — within seven to eight clicks.