(BLP) – TikTok is a powerful tool for promoting misinformation and false narratives amongst the next generation.
The White House and Democrats have already been caught taking advantage of the Chinese owned social media platform. In addition to using popular TikTokers to seemingly get out their talking points in an authentic way.
A lawyer who makes TikTok videos says he was approached by the “Good Information Project” – a nonprofit run by Democrats that was founded to spread “truthful” information in order to “save democracy” – and was offered $400 to make a video condemning the 2020 January 6th riots.
The Good Information Foundation is a project led by Rick Stengel, the chief executive of the National Constitution Center from 2004 to 2006 and President Obama’s Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs from 2014 to 2016…
In the past, Stengel – also a former editor of Time magazine – has openly admitted “I’m not against propaganda,” and appears to be using similar tactics to curate negative content surrounding Trump and January 6th.
Thing is, the TikToker’s anti-Trump message had to use very specfic language.
Tiktoker claims he was offered $400 to make an anti-Trump video pic.twitter.com/2Sq0Gzo7Ce
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) September 18, 2022
Some of the important language that was supposed to be used included saying the phrase “criminal conspiracy” instead of “attempted coup,” “treason,” or “insurrection.”
The Tiktoker was also directed to say “Trump Republicans,” not “Trump and his allies.”
He was to call January 6th an “investigation,” not a “hearing” or “trial.” And he was told to call the whole matter an “attack on our country.”
“The thing that struck me the most was this part where I was told to talk about the aspects of the Trump campaigns ‘plan’ and I was supposed to say that the Trump campaign paid literally millions of dollars to make January 6th happen,” the TikToker shared in the video clip above.
This isn’t the first time Democrats have been ousted for using TikTok as a narrative spreading tool. As earlier this year the White House “briefed” TikTok influencers on Ukraine talking points.
The TikTok influencers were briefed by the U.S. government on “strategic goals in the region” with National Security Council members and White House Press Secretary at the time Jen Psaki answering “questions on distributing aid to Ukrainians, working with NATO, and how the United States would react to a Russian use of nuclear weapons.”
“We recognize this is a critically important avenue in the way the American public is finding out about the latest,” said White House director of digital strategy, Rob Flaherty, “so we wanted to make sure you had the latest information from an authoritative source.”
The propaganda blitz apparently worked on the vapid social media personalities, who told the Washington Post, that “they felt more empowered to debunk misinformation and communicate effectively about the crisis” after the meeting.