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How one anti-mask activist leveraged TikTok and Facebook to spur local school protests across the country

Posted on AllSides September 21st, 2021
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Andrea Austria / Media Matters

A conservative activist was able to leverage TikTok and Facebook in less than five months to spark nationwide school protests against masks and vaccines, prompting some school districts to respond. 

After a TikTok video encouraging conservative protests around the country went viral in April, the account owner created Freedom515, an organization that now has a network of 51 private Facebook groups and over 30,000 members. In the months that followed, the user leveraged both platforms to organize numerous right-wing protests for people fed up with “the direction of things,” including...

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