Facebook used to buy up competitors or replicate their success. Now a Washington Post report has revealed Meta is using a consulting firm to launch a media smear campaign against TikTok as it loses its grasp on teen users.
Meta, Facebook and Instagram’s parent company, clearly sees itself in a battle against TikTok for the hearts, minds, and attention spans of young people—so much so that it’s paying to smear the video-based social media app as a “threat” to society. On Wednesday, The Washington Post reported the internal deliberations behind a media campaign to turn the public against TikTok. The tech giant is paying consultants at D.C.-area firm Targeted Victory to get opinion pieces and letters to the editor published in local news outlets, warning of harmful TikTok trends (ironically, rumors of these trends, like the “slap a teacher” challenge, originated not on TikTok, but on Facebook). In an internal February email obtained by the Post, one of Targeted Victory’s directors instructed staffers to “get the message out that while Meta is the current punching bag, TikTok is the real threat especially as a foreign owned app that is #1 in sharing data that young teens are using.”
Definitely monopolistic tyrant Facebook is not to be trusted But is Tik Tok to be trusted?
People are starting to become more and more aware of the fact that their personal data is being collected by social media companies like TikTok.
They are asking themselves the question: Does Tiktok Listen to You?
However, many people don’t understand exactly what this data collection means or how it can impact them.
They’re not sure if the app is listening to them through their phone’s microphone or if they’re tracking their location.
Going back to the main question, the answer is yes.
TikTok does listen to you through your phone listening to you through the microphone?
Although some people are still not sure if TikTok is using your microphone, well so do Facebook and other social media applications.
The app can also harvest payment information too.
While this is done to bombard you with targeted ads, it’s infuriating and invasive to know that “They are spying on you”.
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