Story at a glance

  • Texas passed a new law that makes it illegal to access or provide an abortion in the state after the sixth week of pregnancy.
  • An online tip line was created by the anti-abortion group Texas Right to Life, aiming to enforce the law by encouraging people to report violators.
  • TikTokers are protesting the law by inundating the online tip line with memes, fake reports and porn.

TikTokers are protesting Texas’ new abortion law by inundating an online tip line, which allows people to report others violating the abortion law, with memes, fake reports and porn.

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Texas’ new law has made it illegal to access or provide an abortion in the state after the sixth week of pregnancy. An online tip line was created by the anti-abortion rights group Texas Right to Life, aiming to enforce the law by encouraging people to report violators.


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In response, one TikTok user showed people how to code to use an iOS shortcut to flood the site with fake tips.

“greg abott’s [sic] butt stinks,” one TikTok user wrote in her fake report.

@victoriahammett

@0liviajulianna this is genius go give her a follow y’all! Website: prolifewhistleblower.com

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One TikToker trolled the site by submitting 742 fake tips to the site stating Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) was getting abortions. 

@travelingnurse

It would be a shame if TikTok crashed the Prolifewhistleblower.com website. Real shame.

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“It would be a shame if TikTok crashed the Prolifewhistleblower.com website,” user @travelingnurse wrote. “Real shame.”


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Published on Sep 03, 2021