Trump’s Saturday rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma featured smaller-than-expected crowds, with rows of empty seats at the 19,000-capacity BOK Center despite an expected turnout of nearly a million supporters. A call to action coordinated by teens and young adults on TikTok and K-pop users on Twitter could explain what happened.
After the Trump re-election campaign opened up registration for free tickets to the rally, K-pop fans on Twitter shared information on how to sign up — with directives to obtain tickets, but not attend.
The posts, per the New York Times, were deleted so that “mainstream” social media users wouldn’t catch wind of their sly campaign.
The phenomenon later spread onto TikTok, where scores of users encouraged their followers to do the same.
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