On TikTok, young people use humor to discuss current events

Euronews | Oct 12, 2019 at 3:23 PM
  • When Ilana Beloborodov, 17, was creating her sign for last month’s youth-led climate strike in Boston, she knew she wanted to come up with a slogan other teenagers would understand.
  • Beloborodov is just one of a number of teens and young adults on TikTok who are making funny videos and memes about politics, the environment and a host of other current events.
  • Videos created by Gen Z and younger millennials inspired by current events have frequently found their way onto the “For You” page, TikTok’s infinite scroll homepage.