More terrifying than Trump is the double-faced Zuckerberg, one objective banning the TIKTOK
After the overseas version of TikTok was banned last week, there have been many “big speechless incidents”. On the evening of August 1, Reuters reported that Bytedance had agreed to divest TikTok’s business in the United States, and two companies including Microsoft would take over. Then there was news that the cooperation was suspended because the US government did not agree to the cooperation. Then there were reports that Trump agreed to give ByteDance 45 days to negotiate with Microsoft.
In fact, since TikTok entered the global market, it has been very popular and has also been suppressed by some countries, the most obvious being the United States. Since last year, the United States has often launched investigations on TikTok under the pretext of “not conducive to national security”. Although no evidence was obtained, Trump decided to ban TikTok completely.
Like the US government, it is the American social giant Facebook and its founder Zuckerberg that target TikTok. Before the ban, Zuckerberg often went to the White House to meet and communicate with Trump, and did not disclose the content of the conversation, which inevitably made people doubt.
What is even more confusing is that on July 29th, US time, the US House of Representatives held an antitrust hearing. When the four major technology giants Facebook, Amazon, Google, and Apple were questioned, Zuckerberg used TikTok to transfer everyone’s attention. In sight, when asked “whether China is stealing American technology”, Zuckerberg gave an answer different from the other three there is no doubt that there is evidence.
What is Zuckerberg’s intention to target TikTok many times? To put it bluntly, my own business and interests have been threatened. You taste, you taste carefully.
On August 2, TikTok’s parent company ByteDance also issued an article stating that in the process of becoming a global company, it faces many difficulties, including plagiarism and smears by competitor Facebook.
At this point, Zuckerberg’s previous “China’s Good Son-in-law” persona has completely collapsed, the Chinese has been spoken for nothing, the dumpling wrappers have been rolled out, and the morning jog in front of Tiananmen has also been run for nothing.
In fact, ByteDance claimed to be plagiarized and discredited by Facebook, which is well known at home and abroad, because Facebook has survived in the US and even the global market by constantly plagiarizing, discrediting and acquiring.
Facebook currently has 5 social products Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, Oculus and Instagram, the latter three are all acquired through acquisitions. Because of the different positioning of Facebook’s 5 products, it also covers a wider range of users of all ages and different needs, becoming the king of social interaction in the United States.
Judging from the current products alone, both Facebook and Zuckerberg are very successful, but behind the success, it is dirty.
Zuckerberg’s “head” is used on all competitors. It is understood that Facebook has an early warning system called early bird (“early bird”). Early bird can accurately identify any company that is a threat to Facebook, and start-ups can’t escape it. Plagiarism, acquisitions, etc. eliminate threats and “kill” these companies. The acquisition of WhatsApp is the “credit” of Early Bird, and the system is also monitoring the actions of other companies.
Similarly, knowing that the emergence of Instagram might pose a threat to itself, Facebook first copied Instagram and made a similar application Camera, but the effect was not obvious, so Zuckerberg bought Instagram for $1 billion.
Facebook’s similar operations are commonplace, and companies that have plagiarized are too numerous to count.
In addition, Facebook has also set its sights on the Chinese market. It seems that plagiarizing American apps is not addictive.
As early as 8 years ago, Zuckerberg took a fancy to Renren’s “clean and complete” features, and asked the company to copy the same functions as soon as possibl; WeChat Pay also caught his eye, and then launched Facebook Pay .
Two years ago, facing the impact of TikTok, Facebook first launched Lasso, and then launched Reels after failure. It is worth mentioning that these are all copied from TikTok.