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White House Denounces ‘Repugnant’ Osama bin Laden TikTok Trend

Posted on AllSides November 17th, 2023
From The Right
Politics, White House, TikTok, Social Media, Osama Bin Laden
Dado Ruvic/Illustration/Reuters

The White House has forcefully condemned the recent social-media trend in which young influencers have taken to endorsing Osama bin Laden’s “letter to America” justifying al Qaeda’s 9/11 attack on the United States.

The trend, which emerged on the Chinese short-form video app TikTok in recent days, is driven largely by anti-Israel users who have praised bin Laden’s letter for the accuracy of its antisemitic diagnosis of America’s problems.

“There is never a justification for spreading the repugnant, evil, and antisemitic lies that the leader of al Qaeda issued just...

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