The Right MELTS DOWN Over “Libs Of TikTok” Owner Being Exposed
The “Libs of TikTok” Twitter account run by Chaya Raichik focuses on framing LGBTQ+ TikTok users are child predators and groomers, and on some occasions, people posted on the account lose their jobs from their appearance on the account. Now, the Right is throwing a fit over Raichik being exposed by Taylor Lorenz, even though the account has influenced public policy and has been promoted by popular right-wing pundits like Glenn Greenwald and Joe Rogan.
“The internet is mad at Taylor Lorenz again, and this time it’s for reporting on the creator behind the popular Twitter account “Libs of TikTok.” In a Tuesday piece for the Washington Post, Lorenz wrote that Libs of TikTok “reposts a steady stream of TikTok videos and social media posts, primarily from LGBTQ+ people, often including incendiary framing designed to generate outrage.” The identity of the user behind the account, which Lorenz said is “secretly fueling the right’s outrage machine,” has been unknown. Last Thursday, they appeared anonymously on Tucker Carlson’s show after the account was temporarily suspended by Twitter. The account has amassed a following of more than 664,000 thanks to its viral videos, and counts Joe Rogan, Glenn Greenwald and Meghan McCain as fans. Lorenz also reported that Fox News has sourced multiple segments from content found on Libs of TikTok. In one case, Libs of TikTok accused a woman teaching sex education to children in Kentucky of being a “predator.” That clip made it onto Laura Ingraham’s prime time Fox News show the next night. “When did our public schools, any schools, become what are essentially grooming centers for gender identity radicals?” Ingraham asked.”