TikTok: Debunking Allegations of Pro-Palestinian Bias in the US

2023-11-19 11:13:00

New York: Video app Tiktok has denied allegations that it promotes pro-Palestinian posts in the United States.

Republican Party leaders have come forward with accusations that TikTok is deliberately promoting pro-Palestinian content with the aim of changing the minds of American youth.

TikTok points out that the existing hashtags ‘Free Palestine’ and ‘Stand with Palestine’ will get more reach and ‘Stand with Israel’ is a new hashtag. According to a news release shared by TikTok, only in the last 30 days have there been posts from the pro-Israel hashtag.

At the same time, TikTok also points out that the pro-Israel position among American youth is less than the interest in Palestine.

‘Support for Israel among young Americans has been low (compared to sympathy for Palestine) for some time. Gallup polling data released in 2010, long before the creation of TikTok, validates this.

A Gallup poll conducted in March 2023, before the start of the war, found that young people’s attitudes toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict were changing dramatically.

Meanwhile, an October 26, 2023 Echelon poll found that most US TikTok users under the age of 40 support Israel (33% for Israel, 28% for Palestine).

According to Pew Research data, support for Palestine is increasing among Americans born after 1980. The data says that this is not new and this practice has existed before TikTok. Therefore, it is not right to unilaterally make accusations against Tiktok,’ Tiktok said in a news release.

At the same time, TikTok said that it will not allow anti-Semitic and Islamophobic content on its media.

According to Tiktok, there are more posts on pro-Palestinian hashtags and the same is true on Instagram and Facebook.

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