This probably wasn’t how WaPo and Taylor Lorenz saw this going down.
Popular Twitter account ‘Libs of TikTok’ has cleared one million followers in the wake of a Washington Post expose by tech reporter Taylor Lorenz in which Lorenz doxxed the account owner.
According to the Daily Wire, “The account, which is known for reposting videos of radical left-wing activists on TikTok and other social media platforms, crossed the 1 million follower threshold Tuesday afternoon. The owner of the account posted a screenshot of her follower count, teasing the Washington Post and reporter Taylor Lorenz, who wrote the story revealing the identity of the woman behind the account. “So grateful to @TaylorLorenz and WaPo for helping me achieve this huge milestone! Is there an address I can send a thank you card @washingtonpost?” Libs of TikTok posted.”
‘Libs of TikTok’ has been sharing comments and congratulatory tweets in response to the milestone:
Here are a few “notable reactions” as shared by The Daily Wire:
- Claude Thompson, Fox News homepage editor: “Musk’s purchase of Twitter like the week after the WaPo hit piece so Libs of TikTok probably won’t get suspended again sounds like karmic justice to me, tbh.”
- Greg Pollowitz, Twitchy.com editor: “Good job, @washingtonpost. A few more promoted tweets might get her to 1.25 million.”
- Avi Yemini, Rebel News Australia reporter: “Last week @libsoftiktok had 600k followers and was on the verge of permanent suspension when @TaylorLorenz doxxed the owner for being “too large and directing public discourse.” Now it has 1M followers thanks to the article and is here to stay thanks to Elon Musk. Delicious.”
- Joe Kelley, radio talk show host: “One of my favorite laws – the law of unintended consequences. And the Streisand Principle is also at play here.”
- Joseph A. Wulfsohn, Fox News media reporter: “@libsoftiktok now has over 1 million Twitter followers after The Washington Post ran its story about the account. Just a week ago, Taylor Lorenz wrote Libs of TikTok had “more than 648,000 Twitter followers.”
- Andrew Sullivan, former New York Times journalist: “One reason may be the WaPo’s decision not to link to any of the content it was criticizing. To understand the story at all, you had to go to @libsoftiktok because the WaPo believes in hiding reality from its readers.”