Claim: U.S. Rep Katie Porter, D-Calif., said that pedophilia isn't a crime, but instead is an identity.
On Dec. 15, 2022, the Twitter account Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) tweeted a video of U.S. Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., speaking during a congressional hearing.
The tweet's caption falsely claimed, "Rep Katie Porter (D) says pedophilia isn't a crime -- it's an identity.".
Porter never said pedophilia wasn't a crime, nor did she claim that being a pedophile was a type of gender identity.
A context box appeared below the false tweet thanks to Twitter's own Community Notes initiative, which read as follows:.
This clip has been taken out of context & misrepresents what Rep. Porter is actually saying.
In the full video from C-SPAN, Porter was speaking with Kelley Robinson, the president of the Human Rights Campaign. »