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How BTS fans became a force in US politics

K-pop is skilled at using social media to promote good causes and fight racism

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Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the BOK Center in Tulsa on June 20: only 6,200 went through the turnstiles.   © AP

John Lie teaches at the University of California, Berkeley, and is the author of "K-pop: Economic Innovation, Cultural Amnesia, and Popular Music in Contemporary South Korea."

U.S. President Donald Trump's rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on June 20 imploded beyond his enemies' wildest dreams. Over a million people registered electronically and perhaps 100,000 were expected to show up -- but only 6,200 went through the turnstiles at the BOK Center.

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