Leftists are outraged by the Anti-Defamation League’s decision Friday to remove the woman behind TikTok’s Libs from its “Glossary of Extremism.”
Until the end of last week, the ADL
listed Chaya Raichik, a Orthodox Jew Children’s book author, in its glossary along with various Nazi organizations, mass-murdering terrorist groups like Hamas and ISIS, and the Ku Klux Klan. Raichik announced that she would no longer tolerate this, telling the left-wing organization that she had until October 31 to “remove this defamatory post” before taking action.
The ADL blinked.
What is the background?
Raichik, a former real estate agent from Brooklyn, started the social media account Libs of TikTok in 2020, which showcased the ideological co-optation and radicalism of various activists in the West, particularly child-faced LGBT propagandists. She now has over 2.6 million followers on X.
By drawing attention to the efforts of teachers and others to sexualize children, Raichik drew the ire of non-heterosexual activists and their advocates in the mainstream press.
Ari Dlaufen, LGBT program director at Media Matters, was among many who lamented the effectiveness of Libs of Tiktok.
note it has “shaped public policy in real ways and affected teachers’ ability to feel safe in their classrooms. … Libs of TikTok shapes our entire political discussion about the rights of LGBTQ people to participate in society.”
Washington Post columnist Taylor Lorenz
doxxed Raichik in April 2022, calling her a threat to the LGBT agenda.
Although Raichik subsequently faced an onslaught of hatred and obviousness
Death threats Unlike the usual suspects, she stood her ground and continued to post both as TikTok’s Libs and as herself – with Security from Florida Governor Ron DeSantis that she and her family could always find refuge in the governor’s mansion if things got dire.
As Raichik redoubled her efforts, so did her critics, who sought to portray her work as threatening to the point of terrorism.
Harvard Kennedy School professor Juliette Kayyem, a reputed expert on terrorism who served as assistant secretary for intergovernmental affairs at the Department of Homeland Security in the Obama administration,
quoted Raichik as an example of a “stochastic terrorist”.[t].”
The ADL joined the effort to ban Raichik and neutralize her reporting.
allegedly “press[ing] X had a hard time closing her account. In September 2022, Raichik was included in its “Glossary of Extremism.”
specified“Libs of TikTok is a popular anti-LGBTQ+ Twitter account run by former real estate agent Chaya Raichik. The account, which has over 1.3 million followers as of August 2022, seeks to generate outrage and stoke anti-LGBTQ+ hostility by reposting select contextual social media content created by LGBTQ+ people and liberals .”
“The people, events, and organizations targeted by the account are often victims of harassment, threats, and violence,” the post continued.
wrote a year later in Human Events: “The truth is that the ADL no longer represents Jewish interests. It has increasingly become a pathetic propaganda arm of the radical left. … The ADL are just massive tyrants who have far too much power.” . They are not concerned with anti-defamation. They are only anti-defamation as long as you follow their far-left viewpoints. If you disagree with them, they will defame you.”
The ADL Caves
On October 24th Raichik
Posted on X: “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. I call on the @ADL to immediately remove my name from their ‘Glossary of Extremism.'” Not only have they defamed me, but they have also lumped me in with terrorist organizations like Hamas. You have until October 31st to remove this defamatory post before I am forced to take further action.”
In the post, Raichik also tagged ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt.
The next day the lawyer
reported that an ADL spokesman acknowledged Raichik’s “demands” and initiated an investigation.
Raichik highlights this answer
written down on X: “The clock is ticking!”
The ADL came under pressure and capitulated on Friday.
Steven Sheinberg, the ADL’s chief legal officer,
allegedly Raichik said over to you. Our reporting and opinions are constitutionally protected, reflect your status as a public figure, and are accurate.”
“At the same time, we are not immune to criticism of our work and take such feedback into account,” Sheinberg continued. “In fact, the Glossary of Extremism is an evolving resource that we are currently reviewing in terms of brand, content and function, including examining the mechanisms by which materials are recommended to users. For this reason, we will temporarily remove the libs from TikTok.” the glossary.
“This is not an endorsement of your writings and other materials that reflect your abhorrent views about the LGBTQ+ community and their harmful effects on the LGBTQ+ community, which continue to remain on the ADL website,” he added.
Raichik celebrated the victory on X,
Write“The ADL, after immense pressure and threats of legal action, finally caved and REMOVED my name from their glossary of extremism!”
added“This just shows that the ADL knows that I am not a violent extremist. The decision to include me in their ‘Glossary of Extremism’ was purely political theater. They are a propaganda tool of the radical left and went too far with this.”
An ADL spokesman confirmed the removal to the attorney.
specification“While we believe any potential litigation is without merit, we have temporarily removed the entry from our Glossary of Extremism while we continue to review the matter LGBTQ+ Community remains on the ADL website.”
While Raichik is no longer listed in the glossary, the ADL is still there
Expectations that Libs of TikTok is “an anti-LGBTQ+ extremist social media account run by Chaya Raichik” in a January 2023 blog post on its website.
Alejandra Caraballo, a transvestite radical and Harvard Law School clinical lecturer who testified before the House Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in December, wrote on ” reported LGBTQNation.
“They are simply setting an example that any extremist can simply threaten them publicly and they will comply like cowards. This will completely undermine the credibility and legitimacy of their work tracking and documenting extremism,” Caraballo continued.
LGBTQNation also seemed unable to contain its anger, accuse Raichik speaks of “stochastic terrorism against LGBTQ+-supporting institutions,” adding that her “account reflects far-right claims that LGBTQ+ people and allies are ‘indoctrinating,’ ‘grooming,’ and ‘sexualizing’ children – rhetoric that leads to violence against queer people lead their allies.
Right Wing Cope, a popular anti-conservative and pro-LGBT account on X, and several others have done this
denounced the ADL for “absolutely cowardly behavior.”
Raichik’s first major television interview after the doxxing was with Tucker Carlson, to whom she told, “The LGBTQ community has become this cult and it’s so compelling and it’s drawing people in in a way we’ve never seen before.” … And you brainwash people to go along with it, and you convince them of all these things, and it’s really, really hard to get out of it.”
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