Russian TikTok has become a platform for political expression of government clampdown and misunderstanding 

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 5:28pm

Last month, leading up to a protest in support of opposition politician and Kremlin critic,  Alexei Navalny, the hashtag #FreeNavalny blew up on Russian TikTok. But one video, in particular, grabbed a ton of attention. In it, a Russian TikToker with the username neurolera explains how to say some key phrases with an American accent, which "can save your life, or how to pretend to be American if you get detained at a protest.” The World's Daniel Ofman spoke with Lera Sycheva, the viral TikToker behind the video.