There is no shortage of pro-LGBTQ content on the video sharing app TikTok.
An analysis by the Daily Mail found TikTok videos including the hashtag #Trans have garnered more than 26 billion views, the outlet reported, many of the clips featuring footage captured by young people playfully documenting their transitions from one sexual identity to the other, often undergoing hormone treatments to block or halt puberty, or recovering from body-modifying surgeries to appear more like the opposite sex.
This comes as TikTok, owned by the Beijing-based technology company ByteDance, has overtaken Google as the most popular web domain in 2021. In fact, the app is more popular than Facebook, YouTube, Netflix, Twitter, and Amazon, too, according to Cloudflare.
Among GenZers, the viral video platform is also more popular than Snapchat and Instagram, Forrester Research reported in November.
Stephanie Davies-Arai of "Transgender Trend," which "advocates for the most vulnerable children who are caught up in the recent trend in society to replace the objective reality of sex with the subjective idea of 'gender identity' as the criteria for the being a man or being a woman," told the Daily Mail that TikTok is "hugely influential, and it's full of videos that portray medical transition as cool and edgy."
"Gender is seen as the new rebellion," she said. "These social media platforms that promote medical transition should be made to include a warning on such material."
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