Questionable Reasoning: Propaganda, Conspiracy, Pseudoscience, Failed Fact Checks, Lack of Transparency, Hate
Bias Rating: EXTREME RIGHT
Factual Reporting: LOW
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Founded in April 2021 by Chaya Raichik, Libs of TikTok is a Twitter account and website that promotes conservative and anti-LGBTQ+ propaganda. Their about page features quotes from conservative figures like Dan Bongino “One of the accounts on social media I’ve fallen in love with is Libs of TikTok.” There is no other information about the site provided.
Due to the controversial and often false claims by Libs of TikTok, they have been suspended numerous times on Twitter and outright banned on TikTok. They have also faced suspensions from Facebook and Instagram.
Funded by / Ownership
Chaya Raichik owns and publishes Libs of TikTok though this is not disclosed on the website. Revenue is derived through subscriptions on Substack.
Analysis / Bias
The Libs of TikTok Twitter page and website publishes conservative news stories and propaganda that usually denigrates the left such as this AOC lied about me on the House floor in an unhinged tirade. Most stories focus on anti-wokeness and anti-LGBTQ+ themes like this WHISTLEBLOWER: South Carolina schools teaching CRT and It’s time to check your kid’s toys for grooming materials.
While not all content on Libs of Tiktok is false, they have made numerous false claims, such as claiming that a school was putting litter boxes in the bathrooms for children who identify as cats and falsely accusing Boston Children’s Hospital of offering gender-affirming hysterectomies for young girls (see failed fact checks). This claim led to threats of violence against the hospital and staff. Her claim also led to a temporary suspension on Twitter. As of yet, Boston Children’s Hospital has not taken legal action.
Libs of TikTok is a popular anti-LGBTQ+ twitter account operated by former real estate agent Chaya Raichik. The account, which has over 1.3 million followers as of August 2022, attempts to generate outrage and stoke anti-LGBTQ+ hostility by reposting selected out-of-context social media content created by LGBTQ+ people and liberals. The individuals, events and organizations targeted by the account are frequent targets of harassment, threats and violence.
The Southern Poverty Law Center reports:
Libs of TikTok have used their platforms to agitate against LGBTQ culture aggressively this spring.
“Libs of TikTok is synonymous with maliciously targeting LGBTQ organizations, people, and allies by posting lies, misinformation, and blatant hate.”
In general, Libs of TikTok is a conservative social media and news website that frequently advances false claims and conspiracies against liberals and the LGBTQ+ communities.
Failed Fact Checks
- “Boston Children’s Hospital is now offering ‘gender-affirming hysterectomies’ for young girls.” – False
- U.S. Rep Katie Porter, D-Calif., said that pedophilia isn’t a crime, but instead is an identity. – False
- OPRF [Oak Park and River Forest High School] to implement race-based grading system in 2022-23 school year. – False
- At a recent school board meeting, it was revealed that a Michigan school placed a LITTER BOXES in the bathroom for students that identify as cats. Unbelievable. – False
- Former U.S. President Barack Obama once said of U.S. President Joe Biden, “Don’t underestimate Joe’s ability to fuck things up.” – Unproven
- See all failed fact checks
Overall, we rate Libs of TikTok as an extreme right-biased and questionable source based on the promotion of right-wing propaganda, conspiracy theories, pseudoscience, lack of transparency, numerous failed fact checks, and citations by anti-hate organizations. (D. Van Zandt 02/19/2023)
Last Updated on June 2, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check