Another factor in my disillusionment with tiktok: conservatives and reactionaries scour the platform to find new targets to misrepresent and bully
Super fucked how wealthy reactionaries like Shap¡ro pick random regular people (who are doing uncompensated labor) to be targeted by coordinated harassment campaigns
It's sad how digital work has proven to be integral to left of center, yet there hasn't been any real investment in protecting us.
People would rather defend millionaire streamers than work to make actually educational online content creation possible for more people.

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White women stay enemies of progress.
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Just look at history and you see the connections between mainstream media and harm irl.
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The way the animal played him 😭😭😭
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except no boundaries were pushed. transphobia is mainstream. it's the same old shit.
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