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The Onion’s Guide To TikTok

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TikTok, a short video–making app with over 500 million active monthly users, has launched a new generation of internet tastemakers, as well as generated its share of controversies. The Onion answers common questions about the rise of TikTok.

Q: What is TikTok?

A: Either the revolutionary future of social media or something everyone will have completely forgotten about by October.


Q: How do I sign up for TikTok?

A: Really? Come on, if you can’t figure that out, you shouldn’t even bother.

Q: Is TikTok a good place to be racist after you’ve been kicked off of Facebook and Twitter?


A: Looks to be.

Q: Wait, is that Mr. Romanek from Biology?

A: Ew!

Q: Has anyone abused the app?

A: Astonishingly, predators have somehow found their way to an app where millions of teens dance around totally unsupervised.


Q: I’m over 25. Is it okay if I just ignore this one?

A: Probably for the best, honestly.

Q: Why is it so popular?

A: Music, man. It brings us together.

Q: Have brands ruined it yet?

A: Not quite yet! Hurry!