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How K-pop fans and other online users trumped the campaign rally in Tulsa

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K-pop fans and other online users are using social media trends as a tool for activism during global protests and movements, but one of last week’s trend might have rattled the White House.

According to Washington Post, K-pop fans posted registration information on their social media accounts where they encouraged others to register for Donald Trump’s campaign rally, but not show up.

Shortly after, Mary Jo Laupp posted a TikTok with the caption “Did you know you can make sure there are empty seats at Trump’s rally? #BLM“Online users continued to post TikTok videos and tweets before Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa, OK, and made the trend go viral.

Before the rally, Trump’s campaign manager Brad Parscale said they received more than one million requests to attend the campaign, according to Washington Post

New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responded in a tweet saying “Actually you just got ROCKED by teens on TikTok…Shout out to Zoomers. Y’all make me so proud” and “Kpop allies, we see and appreciate your contributions in the fight for justice too.”

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