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Viral Vultures: The Plight of Black TikTok Creatives

It’s not just about Addison Rae.

Very Online: TikTok Has Embraced Pro-Eating Disorder Content in Quarantine

TikTok itself is also encouraging this behavior by promoting ads that encourage weight loss. Read more »

Memes to an End: Making the Case for the Living Wage on TikTok

Customer-service workers are sick of being abused and devalued, and while their skits are funny, they’re also communicating a shift that needs to happen in a society that prides itself as progressive. Read more »

We Aren’t Alone: On TikTok, Black Girls Find Visibility—And Racist Hate

Gen Z and millennial Black women content creators say the newly popular lip-sync app empowers their voices, but they still face the same misogynoir as their progenitors. Read more »

Social Media as Image Management: How Cops Are Using TikTok to Distract from Police Brutality

While in full gear, an officer tells TikTok users that he’s their new dad, he’ll tuck them into bed, and he’ll and let them stay up late playing video games. Read more »