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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

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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 Transparency Street TikTok account asking people how much they make

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

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Former TikTok employees speak out against the global social media company’s stressful work culture (updated)

'A high level of personal sacrifice is required to work at TikTok.'

On Apr 12, 2022 by Dan Latu

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#OrigamiCamp sparks discussion about the nuances of consent and collaboration in sex work (updated)

The weekend of collaboration was overshadowed by allegations of sexual misconduct levied against one of its prominent attendees.

On Dec 2, 2021 by Tricia Crimmins

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‘The company did so little to protect her’: She was a fictional teen TikTok star. Then she got found out

Nancy Kimball received backlash for playing the teen daughter of a murderer.

On Oct 27, 2021 by Daysia Tolentino

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Mini Brands are a major TikTok sensation

86 million capsules later, Mini Brands continues to dominate on social.

On Sep 16, 2021 by Daysia Tolentino