On Wednesday alone 700 negative reviews were left on the Official Trump 2020 app and 26 positive ones, according to tracking firm Sensor Tower.
TikTok fans are retaliating for Trump’s threats of banning the app, which is owned by China’s Bytedance Ltd. and is hugely popular in the U.S., especially among teens.
“For Gen Z and Millennials, TikTok is our clubhouse and Trump threatened it,” said Yori Blacc, a 19-year-old TikTok user in California who joined in the app protest.
Blacc said the movement gained steam Wednesday when a popular TikTok user, DeJuan Booker, called on his 750,000 followers to seek revenge.
“Gen Z don’t go down without a fight,” said Booker, who goes by @unusualbeing on TikTok.
The efforts to push the app low enough so that Apple will remove it from the app store may be misguided.
Many TikTok users say they care less about potential Chinese snooping and more about Trump taking away their digital hangout. »