TikTok Teens May Have Pushed Trump Turnout in Tulsa
The turnout at US President Donald Trump’s first significant election meeting in Tulsa was much lower than predicted. That may well be the work of a large group of young users of the social media app TikTok.
In the run-up to the Oklahoma rally, Trump opponents were called up via TikTok to sign up for the meeting, with no intention of actually going.
The message mainly circulated among K-pop fans who distributed videos while dancing to the popular summer hit Macarena from 1993 for a screenshot of their registration.
The Trump campaign claimed that one million people signed up for the meeting in Tulsa.
On Saturday it appeared that the Tulsa BOK Center, which can accommodate 19,000 people, was only half full.
A meeting outside the building before the actual rally inside was cancelled because no one was approaching.
It is not known how many of the TikTok youth have registered.