Episode 111: Let's Talk About How People Are Talking About Libs of TikTok
Plus, Reply All and our SAT scores
After Jesse tells a crazy story about his new life as a Brooklyn socialite, the hosts talk Jason Stanley’s SAT scores, PJ Vogt’s return to podcasting, and Taylor Lorenz’s article about the woman behind Libs of Tik Tok. To discuss this post with premium subscribers, click here.
Review in Vulture: https://www.vulture.com/2022/04/crypto-island-podcast-pj-vogt.html
Reported pieces on the controversy:
Jesse’s paywalled newsletter piece:
Libs of Tik Tok:
If we can’t trust Libs of TikTok to bring us accurate news, all is lost:
Curtis Yarvin on murdering kids: https://www.unqualified-reservations.org/2011/07/right-wing-terrorism-as-folk-activism/
On the guy who figured out who Libs of TikTok was: “Travis Brown meticulously tracks all my public posts, likes, and shares across all social media platforms (Github, Twitter, etc.), archives them permanently (without my consent, and against the terms of service of these organizations, and against data protection laws in some countries), and then posts them online with his own grotesque and twisted interpretations.”
Taylor Lorenz’s article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/04/19/libs-of-tiktok-right-wing-media/
Image of the Libs of TikTok logo is from Wikipedia.