US President Donald Trump's rally did not go as planned. These teenage activists are being blamed for allegedly ruining the US presidential campaign.
President Trump's campaign team predicted a record number of pro-Trump rallies on June 20 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. But the meeting made headlines when more than a third of the 19,000-seat center remained vacant.
The low turnout at President Trump's rally is said to have been due to teenage tickers and fans of Korean pop music or pop.
He persuaded his colleagues and friends to buy tickets to the rally, but not intending to join but to fool President Trump into not attending that day.
President Trump's campaign team has blamed the media and protesters for the low turnout, but also said that young people buying tickets online were not affected.
However, more attention is being paid to how K-pop fans were involved in President Trump's 'trolling'. The event is also being seen as an expression of the power of zoomers. This is a new group of the population that has become a new headache for President Trump and other politicians.
Who are the zoomers?
They are also called Generation Z. This generation originated between the mid-1990s and early 2010, although the beginnings and endings of their birth are still being debated among educators and social observers.
The term boomers are derived from the term boomers, boomers are people born between 1944 and 1964, and the term boomers is derived from the baby boom generation, an era in which a large number of their children Was born
Why are these important?
The first reason they are important is that they are dominating the world in terms of numbers. According to some estimates, zombies make up more than 32% of the population.
According to the World Bank, the so-called millennials, those born between 1981 and 1996, are still the most populous group of adults in the world. The average age of the world's population is about 30 years, and according to the World Bank, 41% of the world's workforce is zoomers.
Are they the most different?
Economists say zoomers are the most unique for several reasons. Importantly, they are the first generation to have congenital digital status. This means that they came to a world that has been greatly changed by technology and inventions like the Internet were common.
Zoomers use social media platforms more than millennials worldwide in terms of population, and if you look at the hours spent in the day, they surpass millennials regionally.
Various studies also show that about 60% of zoomers use social media as a source of news. Research also suggests that in some countries, zoomers may be more likely to receive higher education than their predecessors.
Like the Millennials, Zummer is not far behind in participating in activism. It is also possible for them to do so at an early age.
According to a 2018 survey in the UK, zoomers pay twice as much attention to new buying ethics attitudes as millennials from an early age.
The group's two most prominent social activists in recent years are 22-year-old Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai and a key figure in Time Magazine Case 2019, Swedish social worker Greta Thunberg, who has spoken out for 16 years on climate change.
Is there more diversity in them?
This is the case in some countries. Zoomers in the United States is the most diverse race in history. In 2019, the Pew Research Center estimated that more than 60 percent of the general population is white, compared to 52 percent of the country's zoomers.
Zoomers are also more diverse in other countries, where a large number of immigrants have arrived over the past two decades.
Are zoomers more tolerant than other races?
A popular survey of zoomers was conducted in 2016 by the Workie Foundation, which interviewed 20,000 people aged 15 to 21 in 20 countries on all continents. It expressed his views on various issues.
Although a large number of young people supported gender equality in 89%, 63% were in favor of abortion and 63% were in favor of same-sex marriage.
But even then, only 31% think their governments should make it easier for immigrants to live and work legally in their country.
What about zoomers and politics?
Are technology-savvy and dynamic zoomers more likely to get involved in politics? If we look at the United States, the final decision remains to be made.
The 18-29 age group had a lower turnout than the other age group in the presidential election, and in the recent presidential election (in 2016 when Donald Trump was elected President) only 50% of registered voters cast their ballots. Was
However, in the mid-term elections, the number of voters increased from 20% in 2014 to 36% in 2018.
According to analysts, the change was due to zoomers who had reached the voting age. Young voters have also seen some other changes in politics in recent days, such as the election of Millennial Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, now 30, the youngest woman ever elected to the US Congress.
Not surprisingly, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, better known by her Twitter handle AOC, praised Zomers, who played a key role in embarrassing President Trump in Tulsa.
Alexandria Ocasio Cortez tweeted: "Actually, President Trump's campaign has been rocked by teenage tick-tock users who have bombarded it with fake ticket applications, and you think a million people are white for you." The superiors want him to join the program, also during the Corona epidemic, applauding the zoomers. I'm proud of you all. "
In the 2016 US presidential election, only 37% of young voters supported Trump, while 55% supported his rival, Democrat Hillary Clinton.
However, many point out that it would be a mistake to assume that zoomers are naturally inclined toward leftist ideas. In Brazil, for example, Ger Bolsenaro's victory in the 2018 presidential election was due to 60% of the vote between the ages of 18 and 24.
Although this association of fans of politics and Korean pop music may not be permanent, this online community is known for its social and political activities, as well as its participation in charitable activities, and this has been going on for some time.
Recently, during the ongoing protests against racism and police brutality, pop fans have emerged as a key ally of the global Black Lives Meter campaign. They collected donations from around the world and mobilized people.
The growing number of these fans globally and their political activities will be of great importance and will be a headache for Trump and other politicians.