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Israel Lobby is Coming for TikTok: Mearsheimer

• By Trends Journal

Professor John Mearsheimer, the professor and co-author of "The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy, said in an interview published Wednesday that the Israeli lobby in the U.S. has nearly complete influence over main news outlets like The Wall Street Journal and New York Times, so it will likely turn its attention to TikTok, which is more influential to young Americans than either of these outlets.

"It's important to distinguish between the mainstream media and the alternative media when we talk about the lobby's efforts to influence, maybe even control the discourse in the mainstream media," he said. "The lobby is very effective and all you have to do is look at The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times… The Wall Street Journal supports Israel down the line it; supports the Netanyahu government down the line. There is hardly ever any meaningful criticism of Israel in the Wall Street Journal it's quite remarkable and this has been the case for a long time."

He continued that critics of Israeli policy can have their voices heard in the alternative
media "and this is a huge problem for the lobby and they are scrambling to do everything they can to control the alternative media and you see this most clearly with regard to TikTok. There's no question that the lobby is going to enormous length to shut down TikTok because TikTok is filled with pieces that are critical of Israel and lots of young people get their news from TikTok,not from the Wall Street Journal
and not from the New York Times."

 

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