Tia is a student, PR intern, and future princess — well, only if she gets back together with her royal ex. She's passionate, smart, and no stranger to sharing her love life with thousands of viewers. She's also not a real person — but that doesn't stop the likes, views, and comments asking for updates on her outlandish story from rolling in. Tia is one of 22 fictional TikTok personalities conceptualized, scripted, and managed by FourFront, a social media and live event-focused entertainment startup.
Many will remember too, in the last year an elderly woman on YouTube, appearing as a young girl, and then being exposed for it as the AI failed once during a live stream. And of course so many real social media influencers are presenting a completely fake life (usually showing their life as being much better and richer than real life). I can see why social media can cause so much anxiety for many people, judging themselves against fictional or faked profiles. It won't go away, as it's been a part of human civilisation long before social media.
But it is good to be sceptical and remember that a lot of what is seen, is just not real.
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FourFront, an entertainment startup, has over 20 fictional accounts on TikTok that have cumulatively amassed millions of followers and views.