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LinkTree Removes Libs of TikTok For 'Inappropriate Use'

The site's removal of the Twitter account owner's page is the latest in a round of scrutiny and pressure that has continued for weeks

Libs of TikTok’s account on LinkTree was removed Wednesday for “inappropriate use.”

According to the Twitter account’s owner, her Linktree account is “no longer accessible” and warned that the platform’s actions will “not end well” for it. She took to Twitter to share the news.

“Linktree just deleted my account citing ‘inappropriate use of this service.’ When I try to log in it says my account is no longer accessible. Why am I suddenly being censored? @Linktree_, shame on you! Give me my account back,” she posted.

She continued by saying, “Providing links to your sites is now political. This is where we’re at. This won’t end well for @Linktree_. We will have to look for alternatives. I have done nothing wrong.”

After sharing the news of her most recent censoring, she said she would to move to another service called “allmylinks.” The user noted that it did not appear she would be banned from this site due to her “opinions.”

“Would be a shame if anyone using  @Linktree switched over to a new platform. @Linktree is garbage,” she tweeted.

The LinkTree account was utilized to provide links to her other accounts across different social media platforms, including Instagram, Twitter, and Gettr.

This is another round of censorship and controversy for the Twitter account owner. Just two weeks ago, her Twitter account was suspended for 12 hours over alleged “hateful conduct.” However, this was only the first instance in a round of scrutiny and pressure that has plagued the Twitter account owner for weeks. 

On April 19, Washington Post writer Taylor Lorenz revealed the user’s identity and place of residence in an article titled “Meet the woman behind Libs of TikTok, secretly fueling the right’s outrage machine.” The report initially included a link to her real estate page containing her home address.

In her article on the Twitter account, Lorenz wrote, “The account has emerged as a powerful force on the Internet, shaping right-wing media, impacting anti-LGBTQ+ legislation and influencing millions by posting viral videos aimed at inciting outrage among the right.”

Lorenz, who claims to suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after her personal information was published online, released not only the Libs of TikTok creator’s name but specific personal details. Her article linked to the creator’s employer, employer’s address, and professional credentials. 

Lorenz’s actions contradict her own call for privacy and security after speaking out about her own experience. 

The Washington Post has defended Lorenz’s actions. Senior Editor Cameron Barr released a statement claiming the outlet “did not publish or link to any details about her personal life.”

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