Washington Post ‘Crybully’ Taylor Lorenz Doxes ‘Libs of TikTok’

In an exposé in the Washington Post Tuesday, “technology and online culture ” reporter Taylor Lorenz revealed the identity of the creator behind “Libs of TikTok,” a popular and influential Twitter account that amplifies left-wing voices.

In her piece, 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.”

As anyone who has followed Libs of TikTok knows, her posts need no “incendiary framing” to “generate outrage.” The lefty TikTockers—many of whom identify as teachers—manage to generate outrage all by themselves, and the exposure of their bizarre and unacceptable ideas has been somewhat of a wake-up call for many American parents.

Here are some recent examples:

 

In her Washington Post expose, Lorenz argued that Libs of TikTok “has emerged as a powerful force on the Internet, shaping right-wing media, impacting anti-LGBTQ+ legislation and influencing millions by posting viral videos aimed at inciting outrage among the right.” The reporter included quotes from left-wing operatives to explain why Libs of TikTok is so dangerous.

“Libs of TikTok is basically acting as a wire service for the broader right-wing media ecosystem,” said Ari Drennen, LGBTQ program director for Media Matters. “It’s been shaping public policy in a real way, and affecting teachers’ ability to feel safe in their classrooms.”

“The role I’ve seen this account playing is finding new characters for right-wing propaganda,” said Gillian Branstetter, a media strategist for the ACLU. “It’s relying on the endless stream of content from TikTok and the Internet to cast any individual trans person as a new villain in their story.”

Lorenz reported that Libs of TikTok started to posting on social media years ago as herself, accusing her—without evidence—of promoting Q-Anon conspiracy theories, and “minimizing Covid.” Other sins the reporter claims Libs of TikTok’s old account “Shaya” committed include casting “doubt on the election results” and “showing her support for former President Donald Trump.”

As an example of “Q-Anon-related language,” the reporter provided a link to an Eric Trump tweet that said: “Biden lost 212 more counties than Obama did in 2012 (Biden won 477 counties vs Obama who won 689), yet Biden magically gained 13 million more votes than Obama… please… #RiggedElection.”
In her subtweet, Shaya added: “America doesnt buy it. #riggedelection #MAGA.”  In another allegedly Q-Anon-inspired tweet, she joked about launching a clothing line titled “voter fraud is real.”

Lorenz also said she “promoted a dubious story about a child sex trafficking ring,” a New York Post Tweet news story about a massive child sex-trafficking bust. 

“Actual important news,” Shaya commented.

Lorenz also reported that Libs of TikTok may have attended the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, as she had provided a “play-by-play account claiming to be on the ground.”

She posted videos from the crowd and spoke of tear gas being deployed nearby. After saying she left the riot, she used Twitter to downplay the event, claiming that it was peaceful compared to a “BLM protest.”

The creator of Libs of TikTok appeared on Tucker Carlson Tonight last week, after she was suspended from Twitter for a second time. Carlson explained why the popular account, which has amassed more than 664,000 followers, has to post anonymously.

“The creator of Libs of TikTok remains anonymous,” Carlson noted. “Why? Because we live in a country where you can’t even say what you think without threats of violence against you–if you’re not on the left.

According to independent journalist Tim Pool, Lorenz’s article initially included a link to Libs of TikTok’s private work details, but the link was later removed.

 

Lorenz fully doxed the woman behind the anonymous Twitter account, who a Jewish real estate saleswoman in Brooklyn, New York. American Greatness will not publish the name of a private individual who wishes to remain anonymous.

In her pursuit of the story, a masked Lorenz showed up at the homes of members of Libs of TikTok’s family

Lorenz defended herself on Twitter, saying: “Reporters make phone calls, send messages, show up places, and knock on doors when reporting out a story. I reported this story out extensively, using every tool I had, to ensure I had the correct woman.”

As Libs of TikTok pointed out on Twitter, Lorenz herself, has spoken passionately about online harassment, and how its used “as a tool to silence people, especially women” in an interview with former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau.

“It’s not just Twitter,” Lorenz said. “it’s every single surface, right? You know like my cell phone number getting out there, people calling, people harassing my family members, stalking me. All of that is incredibly terrifying and invasive.”

On Twitter earlier this month, she decried stories that lead to online harassment of its subjects.

And during a now infamous appearance on MSNBC on April 1, Lorenz claimed that online harassment targeting her and her family had caused her to experience “severe PTSD” and even contemplate suicide.

“You feel like any little piece of information that gets out on you will be used against her “by the worst people on the internet” to destroy your life,” she sobbed.

“Taylor Lorenz is a crybully,” tweeted Gov. Ron DeSantis’ spokewoman Christine Pushaw.  “She can dish it out but can’t take any criticism. The worst of the worst in journalism, and there is a lot of competition for that title.”

Pushaw explained why Libs of TikTok, a private citizen incurred the wrath of Lorenz:

– Degenerate progressives posted public videos about how they have sexually explicit conversations with minors
– LibsofTikTok reposted those videos
– Degenerates faced professional consequences

Ace of Spades HQ recalled some of Lorenz’s greatest hits from the past:

She was the one who doxed Pamela Gellar’s tweenaged daughters. They each had their own careers as Instagram influencers, and did not advertise their relationship with their controversial mom. They did not go by their full names.

Taylor Lorenz doxed these tweenaged girls to hurt their careers just because she didn’t like their mom’s politics.

She also falsely accused a Silicon Valley entrepreneur of saying the r-word in an online chat hangout although he clearly did not, and a simple review of the tape would have established that, and later did establish that. But she wanted a scalp and so spread this possibly career-ending defamation.

“Taylor Lorenz’s entire career consists of harassing people online,” Ace wrote.

“There’s a real story about how @libsoftiktok, by simply posting videos, became objectively one of the most important conservative activists in the entire country,” tweeted
Saagar Enjeti. “Taylor Lorenz refuses to engage with the actual content/why it resonates and chooses to try and destroy her instead.”

In subsequent tweet, Enjeti added: “Taylor Lorenz’s rise is a proxy for death of US media credibility. *EVERYONE* in the business privately admits she is out of control and yet they say nothing OR defend in abstract. They are cowards and their inability to internally police is why they have no credibility.”

Update:

As of 3:00 Tuesday afternoon, Libs of TikTok surpassed 725,000 followers, up about 75,000 followers from 24 hours ago.

In a Twitter thread, Babylon Bee founder Seth Dillon announced that he is partnering with Libs of TikTok with the aim of turning her “heroic, high-risk work into a career.”
I think they’ll also be surprised by the support she receives. I want them to know that she won’t be canceled from her job because this *is* her job now. I’ve worked out a deal with her that will turn her heroic, high-risk work into a career.

Anti-CRT Journalist Christopher Rufo noted that Lorenz portrayed an outrageous Kentucky educator who hosted “Sexy Summer Camp” for grade schoolers and promoted aberrant sexual practices to preschoolers, as an ordinary “woman teaching sex education to children.”

“Sexy Summer Camp” teachers, who were not simply “teaching sex education,” but promoting “BDSM,” “sex on drugs,” and encouraging 2-year-olds to masturbate. So dishonest.

About Debra Heine

Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.

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