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TikTok teenagers and K-Pop fans claimed responsibility for thousands of empty seats at President Donald Trump's first campaign rally in 3 months on Saturday night.

Trump is accustomed to speaking before packed arenas during his campaign rallies, but Saturday night's rally at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma was barely half full. The BOK Center has a 19,000-seat capacity.

The half-empty arena almost looked like a Beyonce and Jay-Z concert tour.

Trump's campaign manager, Brad Parscale, had boasted on Twitter that the campaign received requests for more than 1 million tickets.

But reporters at the event on Saturday quickly noted the attendance was much lower than expected. Trump's campaign had events planned for the overflow crowd that was expected outside the arena. But the events were cancelled because there was no overflow crowd.

Within minutes after the rally ended, hundreds of teens took to TikTok to take responsibility for the embarrassing turnout.

The teenagers claimed they registered thousands of free tickets to the rally using their cellphones after @TeamTrump posted a tweet on June 11 asking supporters to register for free tickets.

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Fans of the Korean pop group BTS encouraged other teens to register for the rally -- and then not show up.

"It spread mostly through Alt TikTok — we kept it on the quiet side where people do pranks and a lot of activism," said YouTuber Elijah Daniel, 26. "K-pop Twitter and Alt TikTok have a good alliance where they spread information amongst each other very quickly. They all know the algorithms and how they can boost videos to get where they want."

Daniel said the teens deleted their posts so the news media wouldn't catch on to their plan and alert the Trump campaign.

"The majority of people who made them deleted them after the first day because we didn't want the Trump campaign to catch wind. These kids are smart and they thought of everything."

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Social media is cracking down on a sick hashtag challenge mocking George Floyd, the Black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis, EURweb.com reports.

The NY Post reports the sick challenge went viral after three teens were arrested in the UK for a possible hate crime after sharing photos of themselves mocking Floyd's death.

In the viral challenge, white teenagers and young adults are seen reenacting Floyd's death as an officer knelt on his neck during an arrest on a misdemeanor charge on May 25.

Social media giants Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram blocked the hashtag and removed posts featuring the sick photos.

"We are aware, and are removing these posts for violating our Community Standards," a spokesperson for Facebook told The NY Post.

Black Twitter exploded in outrage over the challenge.

"This is disgusting," a user named Ila tweeted. "Who the HELL does this?"

"Their mothers must be so proud, wrote @arena1_lisa.

"If you think this is funny, you're apart of the problem. F–KING DISGUSTING," tweeted @TheRealLadyRaw.
 

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Fire officials in Massachusetts are warning TikTok users not to participate in a dangerous viral challenge that causes fires when pennies are placed on iPhone chargers.

The viral trend is responsible for setting classrooms on fire at two Massachusetts schools this week.

The Plymouth fire department issued letters to Plymouth North High School students and parents warning them to stop putting pennies on the exposed prongs of iPhone chargers.

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Firefighters say the exposed prongs coming in contact with a copper penny causes an arc of electricity from electrical outlets.

According to a teacher, two students plugged iPhone chargers into outlets and placed a penny between the partially exposed prongs of the charger and the outlet, resulting in sparks and flames.

"It's almost like an explosion," said Plymouth Fire Chief Edward Bradley. "The electricity propels the charger and the coin - the coin is molten metal at this point," Bradley told WHDH TV.

"It does not take much to be electrocuted fatally just by an outlet in a wall socket," he explained.

Amherst Fire Department Assistant Chief Jeff Olmstead said the viral challenge could cause thousands of dollars in damage to the electrical system "if they have to pull those wires back to a circuit breaker. The damage to the person, electrocution causing burns or death or starting clothes on fire or items nearby," he told Western Mass News.

Olmstead said pranksters will be charged with felony arson and property damage.

"Although they are younger, they will face fees, fines and probation and no one wants to see them have a felony or conviction on a record."

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