COVID-19 on TikTok: harnessing an emerging social media platform to convey important public health messages.

@article{Basch2020COVID19OT,
  title={COVID-19 on TikTok: harnessing an emerging social media platform to convey important public health messages.},
  author={Corey Hannah Basch and Grace Clarke Hillyer and Christie Jaime},
  journal={International journal of adolescent medicine and health},
  year={2020}
}
Objectives TikTok is a popular social media platform, especially among those who are 13-24 years of age. The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to describe the content of COVID-19 material on TikTok. Methods A total of 100 videos posted under the hashtag #Coronavirus were included in this study along with all (n=17) posts uploaded by the World Health Organization (WHO). Results Overall, these videos were viewed 1,194,081,700 times. The most commonly cited topics included anxiety (14.5… 
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