Jewish content creators on TikTok “are being bombarded with abhorrent inhumanity solely due to our ethno-religious identity. This hate and vitriol is not rare, spontaneous or unexpected. Sadly, rampant antisemitism is a common problem that TikTok has failed to address for far too long.”
The letter said that cyberhate creeps into the real world.“Anger fueled by TikTok has led directly to antisemitic harassment, assault and vandalism. We are scared to leave our homes. We feel compelled to hire armed security. We are frightened to post for fear of receiving more suffocating digital hate. We fear that only an unfathomable tragedy befalling a Jewish TikTok creator will lead to change. Is that what you are waiting for?” The flood of hate on TikTok has been noticed by others. Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman, who is the CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management, has said TikTok should “probably be banned” for “massively manipulating public opinion” in favor of Hamas and “amplifying the hate” against Israel. Former President Donald Trump had issued an executive order that banned “any transaction by any person, or with respect to any property, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, with ByteDance Ltd.,” according to CNN. ByteDance is the Chinese-based owner of TikTok. President Joe Biden did away with that order.
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.