TikTok temporarily bans Michael Knowles' account: Michael Knowles' TikTok was temporarily unavailable December 9. A Twitter user shared a screenshot showing Knowles' account was listed as banned. The MRC Free Speech America confirmed the account was unavailable. It is unclear why TikTok banned his account. The platform did not respond to MRC Free Speech America's request for comment at the time of publication. However, Knowles' account reappeared shortly MRC Free Speech America inquired about the incident.