Upon reaching the end of 2019, TikTok declared that any political advertising would not be accepted at all. However, political messaging is still running good within the platform. This reaches millions of youngsters who primarily use the app and who are the most common and popular voters who got TikTok fame.
The Trumpers within the TikTok Industry
TikTok seems to be the safest place for young and old Trumpers to show their political messages and opinions. All of them are fond of pushing the liberal snowflakes button and show each other that they are well supported. This reflects how millennial’s voice be heard in political topics. Reports from user and an increase in video views recommend that the platform have been penetrated by the #Trump2020.
Around 128 million views on TikTok in the mid of October 2019 had been gathered by the #Trump2020 memes. After a week, it increased rapidly to 152 million which is about 50% of the views of the previous month. Surprisingly, it surpassed the ranks of other political hashtags within TikTok.
Sample Contents of #Trump2020:
Here are some of the contents with videos of #Trump2020:
- Older man discussing the issue of former US President Barrack Obama as a foreign exchange student and how his presidency has been illegal
- Evidence about global warming being fake with background images of snow
- A man explaining the QAnon conspiracy theory which suggests that Hillary Clinton was somehow connected with the satanic sacrifice
- A man endorsing conspiracy theorist James O’Keefe’s most recent sketchy revelation regarding CNN
- A teen exposing a narrative of Ukraine whistleblower as being the one who wants Trump to take down from presidency for no reason
Other popular memes:
- Upon asking if some of the contents being found by Quartz violated the policies of TikTok, the spokesperson answered focusing on conspiracy theorists is challenging, due to the reason that they’ve found means to play moderation rules, example, giving their opinions in the form of question.
- The young ones who are on their initial stage of forming their opinions on politics are taking political messages together with fun videos that educate them on how to shuffle dance moves. They look at those contents in similar meme format that has the ultimate meaning of entertainment.
- If the messages are more extreme, they have the probability to red pill the next generation of voters with awareness on the toxic issues like white supremacy, immigration, and anti-media bias.