TikTok has long been in the crosshairs of powerful pro-Israel lobbying organizations due to the speed and ease with which content critical of Israeli atrocities and apartheid spreads on its platform. The risk younger users might question the concertedly concealed, horrific reality of Israel’s occupation has become all the graver throughout the Gaza genocide. Now, those same groups have corralled U.S. lawmakers into launching a fatal attack on free speech online.

  • PowerCrazy
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    2 months ago

    Do you think that Israel just sprang into existence on Oct 7th? I am not going to say the Tik tok has anything to do with Israel, but just because congress was muttering about Tik Tok before Oct 7th, doesn’t absolve Israel. It is entirely possible that Israel didn’t like Tik Tok before, It’s also possible that Israel was ambivalent about TikTok before, but then when Israeli atrocities were shared on the platform, now Israel wants it banned.

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      2 months ago

      No I don’t think Israel sprang into existence on Oct 7. I’m not sure how you could even get that from my comment. The entire theory we are talking about is however predicated on the idea that the public sentiment on Tiktok about Isreal’s response to Oct 7 is what primarily drove the current law, so one would expect the cause the theory blames to have occurred before the effect, not after.