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TikTok becomes vital weapon in Palestinians' digital war

As Twitter and Facebook suspended accounts supporting the Palestinian cause in the recent escalation, Palestinians turned to TikTok to mobilize international sympathy and fight the Israeli narrative.
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Millions of Palestinians and supporters of the Palestinian cause have posted videos with the hashtag #Free_Palestine on TikTok. The app, which is usually used for entertainment, promotes content based on geography.

A number of celebrities rallied behind the Palestinian cause, showing support online as Palestinians conveyed their messages and mobilized international sympathy by reporting events live for the entire world to see.

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