It was bound to happen, but it should be longer than seven days.
Libs of TikTok is locked out of twitter for a FULL WEEK after they led a massive hate campaign resulting in shutting down websites of Children's Hospitals, threatening the patients in the process.— Erin Reed (@ErinInTheMorn) August 29, 2022
All over trans people.
Lets keep the pressure up. @Shopify! Drop Libs of TikTok! pic.twitter.com/6tS180cktI
On Thursday, Aug. 25, Libs of TikTok shared audio that caused a right-wing explosion, in which she spoke to at least two employees at Children’s National Hospital and asked them if they would perform hysterectomies on children under the age of 18 to aid in transitioning.The call came as conservatives have led a charge against children’s hospitals for providing care to trans patients, as part of a moral panic against transgender people, one which Libs of TikTok both spearheaded and egged on. In the audio, it’s unclear who Raichik speaks to, but she goads them into saying they would conduct hysterectomies on patients under the age of 18.According to the Washington Post, Children’s National Hospital didn’t dispute the accuracy of the audio but said that the employees provided inaccurate information. Conservatives have pointed back to a line on Children’s website, which said the hospital provided gender-affirming care to patients from ages “0-21.”Children’s Hospital told the Post that the information on its website was also erroneously posted. But the denials from Children’s National Hospital did not satiate the right-wing crowd stirred up by the audio. It led to a flood of threats against the hospital, which has happened to a number of children’s hospitals that Libs of TikTok and other prominent conservatives posted about this month.
Some of the claims about Children’s National, Boston Children’s and other hospitals were pushed by the Libs of TikTok account, which regularly reposts videos and social media posts from LGBTQ people, teachers, schools and other institutions. The clips are sometimes taken out of context and framed to fuel outrage or ridicule of LGBTQ and anti-racist causes, in what the account owner has described as “exposés” of “the crazies.” For example, a short clip about gender-affirming hysterectomies from a video originally posted by Boston Children’s that Libs of TikTok reposted makes no mention of patients’ ages. But Libs of TikTok tweeted alongside the clip the false claim that the hospital offers the surgery “for young girls.”
BREAKING: In a rant posted to her Substack, Chaya Raichik responds to Twitter suspending her account Libs of TikTok by alleging a sinister conspiracy in gender affirming healthcare, promises to redouble her dangerous harassment campaign against hospitals if unbanned. pic.twitter.com/rbucHFklxY— Ari Drennen (@AriDrennen) August 29, 2022
Everyone go here and report LoTT to Shopify's customer service. Select "does not comply with TOS"— Erin Reed (@ErinInTheMorn) August 28, 2022
When you do, note that they use "Groomer" as a coupon, target LGBTQ+ people, and are currently leading a harassment campaign on Boston Children's Hospital, and mention the lockout. pic.twitter.com/EJA4ksfVpn