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Tech & Science "TikTok Grandma", rookie of choice for the team of Joe Biden

06:50  27 june  2020
06:50  27 june  2020 Source:   lepoint.fr

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Mary Jo Laupp, who made a viral TikTok video that disrupted a Trump campaign event, plans to create a “political hype house” to support Joe Biden . “She called herself a most unusual Pete supporter given the conservative social circles she grew up in,” Ms. Aptekar said. The inspiration for the viral

President Trump seemed to suggest on Fox News that his Democratic rival Joe Biden will beat him He spoke out against Democrats and rival Joe Biden , doubling down on his claims that liberals hate Many have praised TikTok teens and K-pop stans for pranking Trump's Tulsa rally but a grandma

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A collective of support for the democratic candidate for the American presidential Joe Biden announced Friday to have made a rookie of choice, Mary Joe Laupp, alias "TikTok Grandma", recently become heroine of social networks.

This 51-year-old woman posted a video on TikTok on June 12 to call social network users to book tickets for the Donald Trump campaign meeting in Tulsa, Oklahoma, knowing they were not there would not.

She wanted to prevent supporters of Donald Trump from obtaining seats for this event and, moreover, to leave part of the room empty.

During this meeting, on June 20, only 6,200 spectators were present, in a room that can accommodate more than 19,000 people and the images of empty rows went around the world.

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TikTok , for the uninitiated, is the latest mainstream social media app that has become known for its Gen-Z heavy audience (you can read an explainer of it here). Similar to the millennial-favourite (and now-defunct) Vine, users on TikTok can share videos up to 60-seconds long, and is commonly used

Introduction to TikTok : Grandma Lill, as she’s known online, has been making YouTube videos with her 22-year-old grandson, Kevin, since 2012. The Shelton, Connecticut, grandma says that she and Kevin make spur-of-the-moment videos for the new app. “We don’t plan it, we just do it,” she says.

Hundreds of TikTok users then claimed that this failure was the result of the project of "TikTok Grandma", supported in particular by many fans of K-pop, the popular South Korean pop music in the world.

Mary Joe Laupp's initial video was viewed more than 2.1 million times and received over 700,000 "likes".

Friday Caitlin Gilbert, founding member of the Biden Digital Coalition, a collective of activist democratic internet specialists, announced on his Twitter account that "TikTok Grandma" had joined their ranks.

Mother of four and six times grandmother, Mary Joe Laupp told New York Times that one of her first projects would be to create a political "hype house", a group of content creators on TikTok who s 'unite under the same name and often in the same place.

Living in Iowa, this employee of the Fort Dodge high school had participated in the campaign of Pete Buttigieg, unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic primary for the presidential election.

So far mainly a playground for pre-teens who posted short videos of themselves dancing, TikTok is increasingly invested by political activists and even candidates.

At the end of April, the TikTok application had been downloaded more than two billion times.

06/27/2020 02:01:38 - New York ( AFP ) - © 2020 AFP

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