Psychology of TikTok

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The Psychology of TikTok
The Psychology of TikTok
TikTok has swallowed up the digital space: The platform influences music, fanbases, and trends. Its billion-user interface gives anyone who wants it a platform to speak their mind, leading to concerns over child exploitation, health advice, attacks on queer and trans people of color, AI-generated audio, and even stigma against Asian food. In the Psychology of TikTok, the Daily Dot examines the very real, and often dangerous, mental and physical health implications of the most popular app in the world.
The devastating effects of right-wing influencers’ attacks on queer and trans people of color
Distorted TikTok sounds hurt marginalized creators—and AI is making it worse
#TikTokMadeMeBuyIt: Why TikTok shopping is now the ordinary
Videos of Asian food bring out xenophobic trolls—creators are pushing back
Why some mommy vloggers are taking their kids out of the spotlight
Stories by Luna Danielle, Thalía Menchaca, Michael Zhang, Sarah Kester, and Rebecca Caraway
Produced by Kris Seavers & David Covucci
Art by Jason Reed
The Daily Dot