24 Jun 2020

K-pop 'stans', TikTok users claim victory over Donald Trump rally

From Morning Report, 8:46 am on 24 June 2020

TikTok users and fans of Korean pop music claim to have spoilt a rally for US President Donald Trump by making thousands of fake ticket reservations.

K-pop fans - or, in the parlance of the internet, "stans" - have mobilized in support of a number of causes in the past few months, including in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

So, for the uninitated, what is going on here?

Kellen Browning, a technology reporter for the New York Times, speaks to Corin Dann.