ANALYSIS OF THE REPRESENTATION OF THE 2019 LEBANESE PROTESTS AND THE 2020 BEIRUT EXPLOSION ON TIKTOKAbstract:
This study examines the coverage of the Lebanese protests from October 2019 until the aftermath of the explosion in October 2020 on the storytelling platform TikTok. The aim of this study is to analyze the framing of the Lebanese protests and explosion with reference to the protest paradigm, narrative analysis and the four satirical techniques. Purposeful sampling method was used to collect 40 TikToks and a qualitative content analysis was conducted to analyze the videos. Findings showed vast percentages in the creation of humorous content regarding the socio-economic and political aspects, as well as the increased usage of the narratives in the videos, and the most prominent type of satirical devices used being incongruity, followed by parody.