(GoRealNewsNow.com) – Even the left agrees that Chinese-owned TikTok is dangerous for America, as Sara Haines, leftwing co-host of “The View,” expressed concern regarding TikTok’s influence on American youth, especially after users disturbingly praised Osama bin Laden’s “Letter to America” on the platform this week.
Haines highlighted the urgent need for social media companies to address the anonymity that enables the rampant spread of misinformation. She emphasized the alarming reliance of young adults on TikTok as a primary news source, noting the platform’s significant reach among 18 to 24-year-olds and the doubling of those who consider it their primary news source since 2020.
Haines lamented the absence of regulatory oversight and accountability on TikTok compared to mainstream media, where checks and balances, corrections, and responsible journalism are more prevalent. She expressed fears that TikTok’s unchecked dissemination of information is fueling a radical movement among the younger generation.
Alyssa Farah Griffin, another “The View” co-host, echoed these concerns, reminding viewers of TikTok’s Chinese origins. The app, owned by the Chinese tech company ByteDance, is suspected of sowing division within the United States and targeting the most impressionable demographic – the youth. Griffin raised the alarm about harmful content on TikTok, including ads promoting suicide and eating disorders and an increase in anti-American sentiment.
This week, a TikTok influencer gained attention for promoting bin Laden’s “Letter to America,” leading other users to react as if they were seeing the terrorist leader in a new light. This letter, accessible on The Guardian’s website for over two decades, was amplified by online personality and pro-Palestinian activist Lynette Adkins, who encouraged her 175,000 TikTok followers to read it. The Guardian has since removed the letter.
In his letter, bin Laden justifies al-Qaeda’s attacks against the U.S., citing American actions in Palestine. He alleges decades of military occupation and support for Jewish occupation, painting a picture of oppression, tyranny, and devastation.
Bin Laden’s narrative in the letter is deeply controversial and presents a twisted historical perspective, particularly concerning the role of the U.S. and Britain in the Palestinian conflict.