Using TikTok as a means of educating an audience might not be the first thing you think of when discussing the platform but more creators are using it to do just that while having a lot of fun of course.
One of those creators is Candy Ken, who in addition to his usual content, has been using TikTok as a means to educate his audience, especially when it comes to social issues. He sat down with ONE37pm's Omari White on the latest episode of TikTok Talks, to discuss his creative process, what it was like moving to the United States and how he got started on TikTok.
Lately, he has been posting videos on his page documenting his activity at the recent Black Lives Matter protests. Given that the audience on TikTok tends to skew towards the younger generation, educating people, especially when it comes to social issues and awareness, is especially important.
"Everything that has to do with [Black Lives Matter] and to push for education, it's not just about trends, it's more about etiquette. Everybody is so young...especially like me, I've only been in America for two years and it's important to first educate myself before saying anything or doing anything. I think TikTok has a very important role in educating young kids that maybe have not gone through 1992 or seen what's going on" Candy Ken said.