From Dancing to Reporting: Is TikTok Taking Over Journalism?

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TikTok is mainly branded as a teen-oriented app where you can share silly videos of yourself lip-syncing and dancing.

That is no longer the case.

With the growing popularity of the app, TikTok is also up with the “classics” such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Now, it can be used beyond what its original purpose was for.

Since we live in a fast-paced environment, it is important to captivate our attention in the simplest and fastest way possible.

Journalists and publications have turned to the video sharing app for reporting. CNN’s Max Foster uses his platform in a humorous and witty manner by referencing a meme that has gone viral.

With that being said, I took on the task of creating a TikTok in regards to the 2020 election.

Back in 2016, President Donald Trump repeatedly called his 306 victory against Hillary Clinton a “landslide.” Four years later, President-elect Joe Biden defeats him with 306 electoral college votes.

What is the difference this time? Trump thinks there was election fraud and refuses to concede.