Sophia Smith Galer enters the hype houses of TikTok to find out how political video could shape the US election.
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TikTok is one of the fastest growing apps in the world and has now been downloaded more than 2 billion times. It is most famous for lip-syncing teenagers and out of control pets, but its phenomenal growth means it is starting to change the world – and nowhere is that clearer than in the US Presidential election.
Donald Trump may not be a fan, but his supporters and Joe Biden’s are now fighting for the future of their country on TikTok.
Sophia Smith-Galer delves into the crazy world of TikTok and meets its breakout stars – from the Republican Girls to the Minnesota State Senator who is using it to get out the Democrat vote. How is TikTok changing US politics? And what influence will it have on who the next president of the White House will be?
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