What creators need to know about TikTok CEO Shou Chew’s congressional testimony
‘With data comes power.’
On Mar 27, 2023 by Franklin Graves
‘Why aren’t influencers honest anymore?’ Mikayla Nogueira accused of misleading viewers with false lashes in sponsored mascara TikTok
'The tendency of the beauty industry is emotionally driven consumption.'
On Jan 26, 2023 by Charlotte Colombo
You can now get TikTok’s viral Pink Sauce at Walmart
The viral sensation is back—and FDA-approved.
On Jan 13, 2023 by Charlotte Colombo
Meet the music men of TikTok: Rodger Cleye and Ian Rae
'I’ve got a lot of people who see me as their grandpa!'
On Dec 27, 2022 by Charlotte Colombo
Amid burnout and instability, should creators complain about their jobs?
'The job itself is not back-breaking. It’s more mentally taxing, and I think that’s really hard to grasp unless you’re doing it.'
On Nov 30, 2022 by Eve Upton-Clark
The infantilization of autistic people on TikTok needs to stop
'The continual infantilization of autistic people on TikTok fundamentally harms people like me in our fight for agency and equality.'
On Nov 28, 2022 by Charlotte Colombo
Creator’s angry voice note because she can’t use studio for free goes viral, sparking debate about creators asking for free items
'It makes you wonder who else she took this tone with and bullied into a second-guessed decision.'
On Nov 17, 2022 by Charlotte Colombo
How Alex Haraus used TikTok to organize the largest environmental action in American history
Alex Haraus never imagined he’d use TikTok. But he decided to invent a niche for himself on the platform and used it to make history.
On Nov 3, 2022 by Syris Valentine
TikToker says clothing brand Sheertex wouldn’t pay her for sponsored content beyond two pairs of free tights, sparking debate
'Welcome to how it goes with most brand deals. They rarely respect the creator.'
On Oct 27, 2022 by Charlotte Colombo
‘Are you a hommasexyuh?’: Itzpsyiconic is TikTok Live’s hilarious and bizarre rising star
'It’s as if my life has meaning when I watch her.'
On Sep 29, 2022 by Kaiya Shunyata
On TikTok, music producers are moving from the background to the spotlight
Independent artists share the highs and lows of posting beats on TikTok.
On Aug 9, 2022 by Thomas Vasquez
BookTok’s infatuation with ‘sad girl’ novels is as complex as the books themselves
Readers toe the line between commiserating with and romanticizing mental illness.
On Jul 6, 2022 by Kaiya Shunyata
Salary Transparent Street is demystifying wages on TikTok
'A lot of people now are tired of corporate taking advantage of us.'
On Jun 1, 2022 by Steven Asarch
After Womblands threw their community into chaos, call-out creators face an existential crisis
They claim to expose bigotry on TikTok—but are they doing more harm than good?
On Apr 14, 2022 by Charlotte Colombo