BBC: Transgender users on TikTok have complained of censorship after their posts were removed.
Videos, including some of people discussing their lives, were taken down and others had the sound removed, according to some posters.
TikTok said some posts were deleted for reasons other than gender but could not explain why others were removed.
LGBT charity Stonewall said the action sent a damaging message to young trans people using the platform for support.
In a statement, the short-form video platform said: “TikTok is an inclusive space for positive and creative expression. We categorically do not remove any content on the basis of expression of gender identity.
“We have a vibrant and diverse community on TikTok: there are nearly two billion views of content under #trans and over 2.1 billion views of content under #lgbtq.
“We are proud to be a platform for positive and creative expression for our diverse community of users.”
It added that some of the videos had been removed because they breached guidelines on smoking and nudity. It could not account for why others were taken down.