Skip to comments.TikTok Takes Down Osama Bin Laden Letter as Celebs, 9/11 Families Blast the Platform
Posted on 11/17/2023 6:08:58 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Whatever is going on in America’s education system is not working. Young people are discovering Osama bin Laden on TikTok and it’s sickening.
How can it be that young Americans are so ignorant? Surely the events of 9/11/01 are taught in schools, I thought. That is not a given. In Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Legislature have fixed that. Florida K-12 students will receive at least 45 minutes of instruction on the history and significance of that day. It will be covered in middle and high school public schools. Teachers are encouraged to use age-appropriate resources. The day will be known as 9/11 Heroes Day in Florida schools. DeSantis is the only Republican presidential candidate who attended the 9/11 memorial service this year in New York. It makes a difference to have a veteran running for office.
TikTok videos are showing young women who claim to have fan-girl-type reactions after reading bin Laden’s Letter to America. I don’t do TikTok but it’s what I see online. It’s enough to turn stomachs. We’ve always had a blame-America-first crowd in this country, especially among Democrats (remember Obama’s time in office?) but this is a new level of wrong.
Most are probably too young to have been born in 2001. That means our education system is failing them badly. It is also a failure of parents to educate their children.
TikTok has taken it down now. It went viral and people began to complain. Rightly so. This is China stirring the pot 22 years later to divide Americans. Did this video just randomly emerge on TikTok as Americans are rioting in the streets over the Israel-Hamas war? It’s fuel to the fire. This is how the CCP reaches young people.
“Content promoting this letter clearly violates our rules on supporting any form of terrorism,” TikTok said in a message posted on X/Twitter. “We are proactively and aggressively removing this content and investigating how it got onto our platform.”
The platform, however, disputed the extent to which the videos went viral, calling reports of them trending as “inaccurate.”
“This is not unique to TikTok and has appeared across multiple platforms and the media,” the company said.
TikTok referred to a post from journalist Yashar Ali, who on Wednesday alerted the presence of the videos on the platform.
“The TikToks are from people of all ages, races, ethnicities, and backgrounds. Many of them say that reading the letter has opened their eyes, and they’ll never see geopolitical matters the same way again,” Ali wrote.
Content promoting this letter clearly violates our rules on supporting any form of terrorism. We are proactively and aggressively removing this content and investigating how it got onto our platform. The number of videos on TikTok is small and reports of it trending on our… https://t.co/n9Zo7l94r2
— TikTok Policy (@TikTokPolicy) November 16, 2023
Jewish Hollywood celebrities participated in a call with TikTok and ripped them a new one.
On a call with TikTok about combatting anti-Semitism on the platform held this week, “Borat” actor Sacha Baron Cohen slammed the platform for hosting “’the biggest anti-Semitic movement since the Nazis,” telling TikTok execs, “Shame on you!”
Actress Debra Messing demanded the platform immediately remove all mentions of the phrase “From the river to the sea,” a Palestinian call for the annihilation of Israel and the extermination of the Jews, adding that TikTok has become “the main platform for the dissemination of Jew hate.”
TikTok declined her request, saying they’d only remove posts with the phrase if it was obvious the poster meant it as a call to violence. “Casual” mentions, on the other hand, will be allowed to remain.
It’s good to see celebrities on the right side of an issue for a change.
9/11 families called out TikTok, too.
“No American should ever not know Osama bin Laden was a terrorist who helped mastermind the murder of nearly 3,000 innocent Americans on September 11, 2001,” Terry Strada, national chairwoman of 9/11 Families United, said in a statement on Friday. “These Americans were our husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, sons, and daughters. It is appalling to witness younger Americans voicing sympathy for bin Laden’s dangerous and antisemitic worldview 22 years after our nation was horrifically attacked and our loved ones were callously murdered by Islamists who were financially supported by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and at Osama bin Laden’s direction.”
“We strongly encourage these Americans who are not old enough to remember the brutality of 9/11 to seek out reliable sources to educate themselves instead of forming their misguided opinions based on false TikTok videos. We also call on TikTok to stop allowing its platform to be used to promote terrorist propaganda,” Strada continued.
Parents are not even speaking to their children. All they would do is to give them tablets or smartphones and ignore them.
Neocons in absolute panic as younger generation learns their wars have done nothing to benefit our country, just the opposite…
That's pretty much it, yes.
Meanwhile, the "letter" in question is still available at a U.S. government website.
Clearly, it wasn’t organic, but a very organized effort. IMHO, it wasn’t China, but radical leftists pushing support of Hamas and other Islamic extremists due to our support of Israel in it’s war with Hamas. China might have laughed at first, but it quickly became apparent that this is the kind of thing that could result in Tiktok, a hugely influential tool China uses to influence young Americans, being banned in the USA.
If there is any positive, it is that these people went public in their support of terror attacks against the USA. I’m sure that has been documented. I think it should be made public, so that employers can see that these people might act out violently.
Southerners have had to endure this kind of revisionism since the end of the war. This isn’t nothing new.
Where was the outrage when Traitor Joe gave Iran (the world’s greatest supporter of terrorism) $60 Billion dollars on the anniversary of 9/11? He could have done it BEFORE 9/11 or AFTER 9/11, but the SOB chose to do it ON 9/11 to spit in the face of America.
Messing...stopped clock...correct twice every 24 hours.
SHUT TIK TOK down.
They are waging jihad against America.
Tik Tok has already been banned in the UK.
It should come as no surprise to anyone we would have people on here taking the side of Osama Bin Laden / Al-Qaeda against the United States since they basically post the same attacks on the US as he and other enemies of the US have said for a millennia. And here we have it.
It never ceases to amaze me that people twist historical observation into ‘taking sides’, as though one couldn’t explain Hitler’s motivations unless they themselves adopted the Nazi creed.
It’s asinine, and here we have it.
The neocons wars for the last 33 years have gained the U.S. what exactly? Aside from trillions in debt, hundreds of thousands killed, or physically and mentally wounded, domestic spying with a ‘Homeland Security Dept’ to coordinate the domestic spying among the agencies of the Federal government. What’s been the ‘win’ to make all that worthwhile? To shovel billions more at the next war and wait for the terrorists attacks at home denouncing our overseas adventures?
Trump won denouncing their stupid wars, and if he’s to win again, it will be to wind down their stupid wars.
Should have listened to Trump
TikTok is Chinese for White People with Little Brains.
The average American, by that I mean the average legacy American, has no clue as to what has been going on in American education for decades. It has been a spawning ground for anti-Americanism and anyone over forty would think they were entering a foreign country if they were to engage a typical classroom, either with the student population or the lesson being taught.
These Tik-Tok “ influencers” seem to have money. Who is paying them? It is pathetic that a significant number of this younger generation gets their information from Tik-Tok and it would be a service to our kids to ban this platform
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