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Marcus works as TikTok researcher and consultant. He publishes the leading subscriber newsletter Understanding TikTok and is a research fellow at HAW Hamburg. Marcus is a trained journalist and has worked with Deutsche Welle, Germany's International Broadcaster for more than fifteen years. In 2021 Marcus co-authored a report on Political Activism on TikTok for Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and two reports on TikTok and the German Federal Election for the Mozilla Foundation. He helps institutions and brands to find a proper way forward on the platform. Understanding TikTok was a ✨ featured Substack publication ✨ in 2021 and 2022.

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Marcus works as researcher and communication consultant. He is a research fellow at HAW Hamburg, Germany where he is handpicking TikToks and writing a PhD thesis on TikTok and propaganda.