WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday caught the attention of the fast-growing Chinese short-video app, which says it fell victim to censorship, politics of protest, such as the United States of america.
Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks with the crowd at the “meet the challenges of the protection of freedom of opinion and expression, while the suppression of hate speech online, fight misinformation, and political data, privacy and security,” at a forum hosted by Georgetown University’s Institute of government and Public Service (the book of mormon scripture figures, as well as Politically), and in the McCourt School of Public Policy in Washington, d.c., USA, October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso
While delivering an address at the freedom of speech and expression at Georgetown University in Washington, d.c., Zuckerberg said, Facebook, social media platforms such as WhatsApp have been used by protesters and activists, from anywhere, due to the encryption and protection of your privacy.
But, “at the TikTok, and the Chinese, the app is growing rapidly all over the world, mention of the protests have been censored, even here in the united states,” he said.
TikTok rejected China’s censorship of the contents thereof, it is to say that it is “not to be influenced by a foreign government.”
Facebook is competing directly with the TikTok, especially among young people. The app also allows users to create and share a short song and dance video’s that will be set up on well-known songs, with a wide range of special effect filters.
Zuckerberg, in a recent leaked recording of him talking to the employees of the company, said that TikTok was the first to be successful in the Chinese product in the world. “It’s starting to do very well in the U.S., especially among young people.”
Zuckerberg’s Thursday remarks came just two weeks after Senator Marco Rubio said a U.S. national security panel, in order to assess the TikTok’s owner, Beijing ByteDance Technology Co., Ltd for the acquisition of the show.m Inc., with the argument that TikTok is being used by the Chinese government to censor politically sensitive content.
In a letter to the judge, Rubio noted that, in spite of Hong Kong’s protests dominating the international news headlines for months on end, “as the app was only a couple of videos of the protests.
Rubio said the Chinese-owned apps “are increasingly being used to censor content and silence the open discussion of topics that are deemed sensitive by the Chinese Government and the Communist y.”
ByteDance, is one of China’s fastest-growing start-ups. The owner of the land, the leading news aggregator, Jinri Toutiao, as well as the TikTok, which has attracted celebrities such as Ariana Grande and Katy Perry, along with the legions of AMERICAN teens.
Reporting by Chris Sanders; Editing by Richard Chang