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The TikTok-tivists are at it again.
Thousands of users of the popular video app flocked to the Apple App Store in the last few days to flood U.S. President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign app with negative reviews. On Wednesday alone 700 negative reviews were left on the Official Trump 2020 app and 26 positive ones, according to tracking firm Sensor Tower.
The article goes on to state the following:
TikTok fans are retaliating for Trump’s threats to ban the app, which is owned by China’s Bytedance Ltd. and is hugely popular in the U.S., especially among teens. The thought of taking away a key social and entertainment hub in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic has led to outrage.
The effort reportedly started on Wednesday when one popular TikTok user, who has 750,000 followers, decided to seek revenge, posting step-by-step instructions on how to attack the Trump campaign app. “Let’s go to war,” he told his followers.
One TikTok user declared, “For Gen Z and Millennials, TikTok is our clubhouse and Trump threatened it. If you’re going to mess with us, we will mess with you.”
Bloomberg noted that since Apple doesn’t delete apps based on their popularity, the teens’ efforts to try to force Apple to move the Trump campaign app from the app store may be “misguided.”
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