Liza Bautista

Liza Bautista is a reporting intern at the Daily Dot. She is a recent graduate of Marymount Manhattan College and is based in NYC. Her work has appeared in i-D, Decider, and the Interlude.

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The real-life stakes of faking your death online

Why a TikToker faked her death on 11 years ago.

On Dec 23, 2021 by Liza Bautista

allegedly sick reptile in a tank at petco

‘They make profit off of sick animals’: TikToker accuses Petco of neglecting bearded dragon

'They don't really promote select care.'

On Nov 19, 2021 by Liza Bautista

white woman on phone is a hotel distressed

‘Who talks to others like that?’: Video of TikToker’s mom freaking out over hotel mix-up sparks debate over whether she’s a Karen

'She has every right to be upset.'

On Oct 29, 2021 by Liza Bautista

Tiktok of Black woman being questioned by police at a starbucks and being asked to leave #studyingwhileblack

‘#StudyingWhileBlack’: Starbucks employee calls police on Black TikToker because she wasn’t carrying vaccination card

She had already been studying in the coffee shop for two hours.

On Oct 27, 2021 by Liza Bautista

police detain Black man and TikToker steps in to tell the true story

‘I saw that’: TikToker confronts cops after they allegedly detain Black man instead of white man

The TikToker said an officer called her 'obnoxious and distracting.'

On Oct 22, 2021 by Liza Bautista

tiktok therapist sparks outrage with trauma dumping video

TikTok therapist sparks outrage by joking about patients ‘trauma dumping’ her

'Is it "trauma dumping" if you’re literally their therapist?'

On Oct 20, 2021 by Liza Bautista

woman puts race as hispanic and white on trader joe's application and the white application gets an interview

‘I wonder why they want to meet me now’: Hispanic TikToker only secured interviews at Trader Joe’s when she applied as a white person, viral TikTok shows (updated)

'My experience is there. What’s the problem?'

On Oct 15, 2021 by Liza Bautista

Man flipping off camera in viral video

‘Go back to Africa’: Man yells ‘white power’ at Black man, does Nazi salute in viral video

'Today my brother was minding his black*ss business.'

On Oct 13, 2021 by Liza Bautista

student strikes teacher sitting at desk (l) larrianna jackson mugshot (r)

‘An insult to educators everywhere’: Video spurs outrage over rumored ‘slap a teacher’ TikTok challenge

But the challenge doesn't seem to exist.

On Oct 8, 2021 by Liza Bautista

white students dressed as 'thugs'

‘You’re NOT a gang member’: Viral TikTok shows white students dressed as ‘thugs’ for school spirit week

'You're rich spoiled white kids'

On Oct 6, 2021 by Liza Bautista

A woman hitting a server's tray of food.

Customer smacks food out of worker’s hand in viral TikTok

'This is why I’ll never work in service again.'

On Oct 1, 2021 by Liza Bautista

A guy dressed as a school principle (L) and a guy acting like a school principle (R).

‘How do you copy something … and make it so deeply unfunny’: TikToker blasted for stealing a Black creator’s character

'When I tell you [Black] people cant have NOTHING.'

On Sep 24, 2021 by Liza Bautista

TikTok of students protesting dress code and sexuall harrassment from male teachers. 30 students are suspended because of protest

‘My body is not a distraction’: TikTok shows high schoolers protesting against dress code, alleged sexual harassment (updated)

'Dress codes are sexist.'

On Sep 22, 2021 by Liza Bautista

people eating in restaurant with CARMINE'S on glass window

‘Shocking and tragic’: Hostess attacked after asking tourists for vaccination cards

The hostess reportedly received bruises and scratches to the face.

On Sep 17, 2021 by Liza Bautista

woman at dog park with police officer

‘Why can’t people just mind their own business?’: Karen calls cops on TikToker’s pit bull at park

'My dog is around kids all the time.'

On Sep 15, 2021 by Liza Bautista