The infamous ‘Libs of TikTok’ account has been suspended from Facebook in the wake of the account’s recent posts regarding a Boston hospital that performs ‘gender-affirming care’.
The person behind the account – previously doxxed as Brooklyn real estate agent Chaya Raichik – announced they were no longer able to access the account Wednesday.
She wrote: ‘They suspended our account and we immediately appealed. Within 2 minutes they answered that we’re suspended for good. ‘I’m sure we totally got a full and fair review.’
Raichik clarified that while the page is indeed still alive on Facebook, she is unable to access it and apparently will not be able to ever again.
A spokesperson for Meta, who owns Facebook, did not respond to a DailyMail.com request for comment.
The infamous ‘Libs of TikTok’ account has been suspended from Facebook in the wake of the account’s recent posts regarding a Boston hospital that performs ‘gender-affirming care’
The person behind the account – previously doxxed as Brooklyn real estate agent Chaya Raichik – announced they were no longer able to access the account Wednesday, though the page remains live
Raichik claimed to appeal the account’s banning but was told within two minutes that the appeal failed and they were suspended for good
The Facebook page remains live but the account holder can no longer access it
The banning seemingly comes after Boston Children’s Hospital claimed to be facing harassment and threats over its Gender Multispecialty Service Program, or GeMS, which it claims provides gender-affirming care to ‘eligible adolescents and young adults’.
The hospital has been accused, it says falsely, of performing hysterectomies to underage children as part of that care.
Boston police told the Washington Post that they’ve been investigating potential threats toward the hospital. Twitter has also said they’re looking into it, according to NBC News.
Liberals have been asking Twitter to do the same as Facebook.
Erin Reed, who describes herself as ‘Activist, content creator, queer legislative researcher, mother, and D&D DM’, tweeted to 70,000 followers: ‘They are leading a violent campaign against childrens hospitals, interrupting service. They are being called out by national media. TWITTER MUST FOLLOW, or it will be complicit in what is to come’.
Alejandra Caraballo, a podcast host and clinical instructor at Harvard Law school, wrote: ‘Facebook has permanently suspended Libs of Tiktok. When even Meta steps in to act, you know it’s bad. Your move @TwitterSafety’.
Erin Reed, who describes herself as ‘Activist, content creator, queer legislative researcher, mother, and D&D DM’, tweeted that Twitter should do the same to the Libs of Tik Tok Twitter account
One liberal activist said that ‘When even Meta steps in to act, you know it’s bad’ and also called on Twitter to ban the account
Much of the controversy stems from an allegation on LibsofTikTok that the hospital offered such treatment, in a still public tweet from August 11.
The claims are based off of videos from the hospital’s YouTube account that discusses medical care provided to transgender patients. The video has since been removed from Boston Children’s YouTube page.
The story gained traction among activists critical of gender-affirming care for underage kids, even going as far as former advisor to President Trump Stephen Miller, who called it ‘monstrous’.
Miller then asked: ‘How does anyone involved in this still have a medical license?’
Podcaster David J. Harris called one of the videos ‘pure evil’ and made the claim of underage hysterectomies.
Activists Christopher Rufo and Matt Walsh also slammed the hospital, with Walsh saying: ‘Every sane and decent human being in the country must unite against it’.
Boston Children’s Hospital prides itself on being ‘home to the first pediatric and adolescent transgender health program in the US’ says it’s faced threats and false claims
Posters on right wing message boards have even allegedly called for the doctors to be ‘executed’ and urged people call the hospital, according to Vice.
Boston Children’s told DailyMail.com in a statement Wednesday: ‘The commentary and the online attention that followed was based on the incorrect statement that Boston Children’s performs genital surgeries on minors in connection with transgender care’.
‘For hysterectomies and other genital surgeries performed as part of gender-affirming care, Boston Children’s requires a patient to be capable of consenting for themselves. Age 18 is used to reflect the standard age of majority for medical decision-making. Boston Children’s does not perform genital surgeries as part of gender-affirming care on a patient under the age of 18.’
Multiple fact-checkers, including PolitiFact and Lead Stories, both debunked the idea that they perform hysterectomies on children.
The video does not suggest the procedures are available to underage patients.
An employee confirmed to NBC News that the hospital sent an email to employees that would direct them on how to respond to such threats.
The hospital’s statement continues: ‘We are deeply concerned by these attacks on our clinicians and staff fueled by misinformation and a lack of understanding and respect for our transgender community.’
Libs of TikTok eventually claimed that the hospital’s denial was a lie and said that they had materials allowing girls to get surgeries as young as 17 in a Substack post.
The account wrote: ‘Although I never mentioned a specific age, Boston Children’s does in fact provide ‘gender-affirming’ surgeries for minors. After the videos went viral, they quietly updated their website. They changed the age of requirement for a vaginoplasty from 17 to 18 and added ‘we only perform gender-affirming hysterectomies on patients who are age 18 or older.’
The hospital responded to Raichik’s allegations with a statement to DailyMail.com: ‘For surgical consultation, you must be 17 years of age and between 18 and 35 years of age at the time of surgery. We have since updated this to reflect the protocols for the practice, which we have always adhered to (no surgery under 18 years of age)’.
They added that Boston Children’s ‘requires’ a patient to be capable of consent and the laws state that 18 years old is the standard age.
Trans activists have said that Boston Children’s has been targeted in the past, with Lee Leveille of Health Liberation Now saying they were targeted for harassment in 2021 for providing ‘gender-affirming care’.
The FBI said it thwarted a planned cyberattack on Boston Children’s in by hackers working for the Iranian government earlier this year.
The hospital itself says it remains ‘proud’ to be the only hospital in the country providing this kind of care.