TikToker Michael McWhorter videos crowd source social justice online

Michael McWhorter joined TikTok to make silly lip sync video. After gaining a substantial following, he turned to misinformation and then to helping track down bad guys.

When a popular TikToker re-posted a video showing the attack of an Indigenous woman in Canada and asked police what they were doing about it, the department responded online within hours.

Ottawa police quickly explained they had arrested a 37-year-old woman for the attack, charged her with assault and that they “take this investigation very seriously.”