The creator behind the Libs of TikTok account took a defiant stand Tuesday, saying in an interview that she will not back down in the face of intimidation from the mainstream media.
What is the background?
The Washington Post published a story on Tuesday unmasking the identity of the woman who runs the popular Twitter account.
The Post claimed the story was necessary because the account has impacted the public discourse. However, the story amplifies a narrative from Media Matters that claims the account is harmful to the LGBT community. In reality, Libs of TikTok simply reposts videos of teachers who espouse woke and progressive ideology, thus giving them more attention.
What did the creator say?
Speaking with Fox News host Tucker Carlson, the creator of Libs of TikTok confirmed she will not back down.
“I think that what I am doing is very effective and I think that a lot of people wanted to shut me down, they wanted to intimidate me into silence,” the woman said. “Unfortunately for them, that’s just never gonna happen.”
— Libs of TikTok (@Libs of TikTok)
Fortunately, the woman confirmed she is bunkered down in a safe location despite having her address unmasked because the Post initially linked to her real estate license, which included the personal details.
“The past two days have been very chaotic and overwhelming. I had to make some travel plans really fast that I was not planning on earlier,” she said. “There was a little bit of coordination that had to happen, and I am now in a location where I don’t think anyone would find me, not at any of the locations that [reporter] Taylor Lorenz leaked or that anyone can find. But it’s been a little tough, but I’m not going to let this get me down.”
Since the Washington Post published the exposé, Libs of TikTok has amassed an additional 200,000 followers on Twitter. That means more people will now see content reposted by Libs of TikTok precisely because of the Post’s story.
They wanted to intimidate me into silence, but that won’t happen: Libs of TikTok creator