Following Texas's ban on abortions as early as six weeks, TikTok activists have made efforts to sabotage the enforcement of the restrictions.
An activist has made a script to flood a Texas website used to solicit information on people seeking abortions with fabricated data, according to a TikTok video from the developer and Motherboard's test of the tool. The developer, whose social media identifies him as Sean Black, also made an iOS shortcut making it easier for non-technical activists to participate as well.
In the first video, Black says the script sends one request to the Texas website around every 10 to 15 seconds. In the second, Black adds that the script sent around 300 requests in all at the time of upload before the site blocked his IP address.From Vice
Sean Black's video is worth the watch. He starts with this: "Okay, hear me out. What if someone very technical, very handsome set up a bot that automatically sent the requests to their website? Oh wait, it was me, I did that." He then shows the code he wrote and walks viewers through its effects.