ISD Senior Analyst Katherine Keneally features on a segment of NPR’s Here & Now on the current state of TikTok following the Mar-a-Lago raid earlier this month. As a guest, Femi Oke, host of Al Jazeera English’s “The Stream,” draws on Katherine’s analysis from a prior conversation they had.
On the topic of the surge of extremist content and calls for a civil war that have multiplied since the raid, Katherine says: “If they don’t do more to address calls for violence on their platform, and quickly, we can be in a very scary place in just a few months time.”
These groups and individuals are aware of moderation tactics being deployed and know how to bend the rules to go undetected. The scale of the problem remains to be seen but as of now, it seems that there is no serious organization between right-wing actors, as stated by Katherine.