The Guardian Deletes Osama Bin Laden Letter After TikTok Panic

Posted on AllSides November 16th, 2023
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The Guardian has taken down a letter written by Osama bin Laden after it inspired social media posts co-signing his critique of the United States.

The outlet replaced a transcript of the jihadist’s 2002 “letter to the American people” with a context note after a surge of related TikToks made it the second-most-viewed page on the site Wednesday.

In place of the 4000-word letter, The Guardian’s link now reads, “This page previously displayed a document containing, in translation, the full text of Osama bin Laden’s ‘letter to the American people’,...

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