The usage of TikTok as a platform for disseminating propaganda with alarming themes has become increasingly evident, with a recent trending topic exemplifying the gravity of the situation. The once seemingly harmless platform known for playful memes has now seen the proliferation of videos expressing pro-terrorist sentiments, particularly justifying the 9/11 attacks based on Osama bin Laden's provocative "Letter to America."
TikTok's algorithms appear to be promoting content that aligns with bin Laden's distorted beliefs, leading to a disturbing trend of uninformed individuals endorsing and justifying the heinous acts of 9/11. This is particularly perplexing in the context of ongoing conflicts, such as the situation in Gaza, where some leftists are calling for a ceasefire on behalf of Israel.
TikTok has now rehabilitated Osama Bin Laden. 9/11 was justified and an act of resistance, they say.
Decolonization is a death cult.
— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) November 16, 2023
The Guardian, which initially published bin Laden's letter in 2002, has recently removed it, although archived copies remain accessible. The letter accuses the United States of attacking the fictional state of "Palestine" among other offenses.
A TikTok user, under the username End Wokeness, has exposed this troubling trend by sharing a video showcasing TikTokers who have fallen for bin Laden's propaganda. The video includes offensive language, warranting viewer discretion.
The expressions of support for bin Laden reflect a distorted perspective influenced by a Marxist lens, where victims of terror are seen as justified in their actions due to perceived oppression. This warped worldview leads to a dismissal of unprovoked attacks and an acceptance of ruthless retaliation as the only appropriate response.
The alignment of the left with Muslims, despite differing views on significant issues, stems from this flawed dichotomy of oppressor versus oppressed. Journalist Megyn Kelly attributes these attitudes to a failure in educating young minds about history and morality. However, she expresses confidence that the majority of Americans, across generations, will resist such pernicious ideologies.
The concerning aspect is not only the propagation of pro-terrorist sentiments but also the role of a Chinese social media platform in facilitating this ideological shift. The influence of platforms controlled by foreign entities, potentially working against American interests, raises significant concerns.
The author also calls for support in the face of potential censorship on other platforms, highlighting the importance of financial contributions to support journalism that aims to combat deceit and corruption. This plea emphasizes the need to recognize and counteract the insidious influence of platforms controlled by entities that may not prioritize the best interests of the American people.