The real person behind the popular Libs of TikTok account just provided an update following the explosive Washington Post article revealing personal details about her, including her name and location.
“Words cannot express how appreciative I am of the support I’m receiving right now. Thankfully I’m currently holed up in a safe location. I’m confident we will get through this and come out even stronger. Grateful for all the thoughts and prayers ❤️,” she shared on Twitter.
Words cannot express how appreciative I am of the support I’m receiving right now. Thankfully I’m currently holed up in a safe location. I’m confident we will get through this and come out even stronger. Grateful for all the thoughts and prayers ❤️
— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) April 19, 2022
This update comes following a tumultuous couple of hours. Monday night, Ron DeSantis spokesperson Christina Pushaw shared an email she received from Taylor Lorenz saying she planned to release a story about the anonymous person who runs the Libs of TikTok account, and was seeking comment. Multiple prominent accounts expressed their outrage, especially considering the fact that Lorenz had just done an interview with MSNBC in which she denounced online harassment.
However, Lorenz’s sympathy doesn’t extend to people who have opposing political views, apparently. Libs of TikTok posted photos of the journalist “harassing” her family by visiting their homes. The Post article details exactly how the journalist hunted down the social media user’s identity.
Lorenz traced Libs of TikTok back through all her old Twitter handles, including ones that featured her real name. She also checked to see who registered the Libs of TikTok domain.
The news article accuses the account of having “deep and far-reaching” impact plus “shaping right-wing media, impacting anti-LGBTQ+ legislation and influencing millions by posting viral videos aimed at inciting outrage among the right.”
The journalist also went so far as to accuse Libs of TikTok of “directly impacting legislation” due to interactions with Pushaw. The press secretary responded to these assertions with a tweet that said, “Taylor Lorenz, Bezos Post reporter, thinks that press secretaries write legislation,” along with a cry-laughing and clown face emoji.
Taylor Lorenz, Bezos Post reporter, thinks that press secretaries write legislation 😂🤡 pic.twitter.com/6MHms7Ldnx
— Christina Pushaw 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) April 19, 2022
Multiple people pointed out that Lorenz could have written a similar article identifying the Libs of TikTok creator simply as a New York-based woman without revealing her identity.
Followers also point out that the radical Left has no justification for opposing an account that simply re-posts videos that already exist.
“This is the truth. All this account does is amplify left wing voices. That’s it. And the regime media wants to shut it down,” Cernovich shared.
“So, why is WaPo doxxing @LibsofTikTok? Why isn’t the left proud of what they’ve done to the people she’s exposed? Are they homophobic? Transphobic? Ashamed of kiddie groomers they’ve created? The truth: It’s all because they want to hide the damage they’re doing to America,” Kyle Becker shared.