WaPo Reporter Reveals Owner of 'Libs of TikTok' Account

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    The Facts

    • Washington Post reporter Taylor Lorenz has revealed the identity of the owner of an anonymous Twitter account dedicated to reposting videos featuring liberal content from the online social media site TikTok.

    • Lorenz's approach has been criticized by right-wing journalists and conservative commentators, who accuse her of "doxxing," or revealing the personal information online of an anonymous private individual.

    The Spin

    Republican narrative

    The radical left and its allies in the mainstream media have no justification for unethically targeting the private owner of a social media account that simply re-posts videos where deranged liberals own themselves on social media. Shouldn't the left be proud of the perspectives shared by Libs of TikTok anyway?

    Democratic narrative

    Lorenz abided by journalistic standards in exposing the anonymous creator of a social media account that's central to the right-wing media ecosystem. The Libs of TikTok promotes escalating attacks against gay and trans peoples across the US. No topic could be more ethical or timely for a journalist on Lorenz's beat to cover.

    Political split



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