I don’t think TikTok was purposefully promoting Antisemitism. I think the BBC is simply framing it that way because there is currently a push to ban TikTok as part of an anti-Chinese agenda.
But it’s a funny story.
Six million views.
TikTok has deleted a collection of videos found by the BBC to be using a “sickening” anti-Semitic song that gained more than 6.5 million views.
The song surfaced on the app on Sunday and includes the lyrics: “We’re going on a trip to a place called Auschwitz, it’s shower time.”
The first video to use the song showed a giant robot scorpion with a swastika attacking and killing people.
Oh, boy – now there’s something I’d love to see in real life.
TikTok’s algorithm ensured that video alone got more than six million views.
Other videos that made further use of the song accounted for the additional half a million views.
Auschwitz was a Nazi death camp in Poland where more than a million people died during World War Two, many of them in gas chambers after being told they were going to take a communal shower.
Nearly 100 users chose the song for their own videos. One showed a character from the computer game Roblox that looks like Hitler.
Yeah, people really don’t like the Jews, despite the scientific fact that they’ve never done anything wrong in all of history.
The Jews are really mad, because children cannot be allowed to mock the Holocaust.
“It was incredibly distressing to watch this sickening TikTok video aimed at children, showing a swastika-bearing robot grabbing and incinerating Jews, as the music poked fun at Jewish men, women and children being killed with poison gas at Auschwitz,” said Stephen Silverman, director of investigations and enforcement for the Campaign Against Antisemitism.
“TikTok has a particular obligation to tackle this content fast because it specialises in delivering viral videos to children and young adults when they are most impressionable, and yet our research has shown that TikTok has become one of the fastest vectors for transmission of memes mocking the Holocaust.”
It used to be they were concerned about forcing everyone to believe in this stupid and ridiculous hoax with the gas chambers.
Now people are just like, “yeah, sure, whatever Jew – I’m sure it happened and it was hilarious!”
That’s long been my position. Getting bogged down in a ground war against the Jews, trying to argue the absurdity of gas chambers – that’s always going to be a quagmire.
Better to just make songs on TikTok.