TikTok censored a video showing support for Kyle Rittenhouse posted by a conservative students group. The video, posted by the Young Americans for Liberty (YAL), discussed the efforts by “the collegiate woke mob” to get Rittenhouse expelled from Arizona State University.
The video, posted on December 1, stated:
“After Kyle Rittenhouse revealed that he had enrolled as an online student at ASU [Arizona State University], the collegiate woke mob was unleashed. A coalition of student groups has started a campaign to demand that Kyle Rittenhouse be expelled from ASU, citing that he is a violent racist murderer and poses a threat to the whole student body.
“First of all, he was acquitted. And second of all, he was enrolled as an online student. Therefore, he will never interact with any of these social justice warriors. Therefore, they are trying to deny this young man a college education simply because they disagree with his beliefs and his actions. That is a dangerous precedent to set.”
In a statement to Fox News, YAL said the video was flagged on Dec. 2 with a “hate speech” violation. After appealing, the video was fully removed twenty minutes later.
Only days later, after a news report was published on the issue, did TikTok reinstate the video.