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TikTok: The app that's transforming social media

How TikTok is changing our culture and storytelling.

Welcome to the world of TikTok, one of the world’s fastest growing and most controversial social media platforms. The BBC’s Sophia Smith Galer speaks to the TikTok creators Melissa Ong aka @chunkysdead and Robert Tolppi about the world of elite and deep TikTok and finds there is a lot more to the platform than the dance trends and viral comedy clips that have made it so popular.

We hear from the creators of a surprising TikTok hit: an Australian drama micro-series about a woman’s struggle with infertility. Short videos of intimate, honest moments of Charlie’s IVF journey have received over 2 million TikTok views and sparked heartfelt conversations with audiences online. The creative team behind All Our Eggs discuss why they think the drama has captured the TIkTok audience’s imagination.

Meet the TikTok dance star putting his own personal twist on popular trends such as the Toosie Slide. Dancer, singer and Indigenous activist Theland Kicknosway tells us why he is using TikTok as a platform to share his culture with the world.

Presented by Tina Daheley with Sophia Smith-Galer

Photo: TikTok on a smartphone. Credit: Getty

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