Instagram Suspends the Libs of TikTok

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The Libs of TikTok, an account notorious for reposting radical leftist videos on social media, was suspended from Instagram on Thursday.

According to a tweet from the Libs of TikTok, the account, or its activity, failed to follow community guidelines. The tweet noted a 30-day window to disagree with the decision, or the account will be permanently disabled.

However, this isn’t the Libs of TikTok’s first run-in with social media censorship. Last month their Twitter account was suspended for “hateful conduct,” according to a tweet from Seth Dillion, the CEO of Babylon Bee, a satire news organization.

The Twitter account suspension detailed the promotion of “violence against, threaten or harass other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease” were not allowed.

Consequently, their last post was of a woman complaining about parents’ involvement in school classrooms stating, “Parents should stay the f**k out of the classroom!” The Libs of TikTok caption read, “This is what the left really thinks. Listen when they tell you. They want to take your kids to groom and indoctrinate them behind your back.”

Also, Daily Mail reported parents’ concern over TikTok’s influence and “brainwashing” of children as views of “cool” trans surgeries had received 26 billion views as of December. The report also noted that TikTok is linking arms with Stonewall, an LBGTQ+ organization in the U.S., to promote material.

“We are honored that the LGBTQ+ community has embraced TikTok from our very early days, as a platform for self-expression, education, community-building and joy,” a spokesman for TikTok told the Daily Mail. A Stonewall spokesperson added: “Our content allows young LGBTQ+ people to know that they are not alone in their experiences.”