It’s probably not that much of a secret that Faceberg hates TikTok and like Putin in Ukraine, that which Faceberg cannot have he must destroy:
Facebook parent company Meta is paying one of the biggest Republican consulting firms in the country to orchestrate a nationwide campaign seeking to turn the public against TikTok.
The campaign includes placing op-eds and letters to the editor in major regional news outlets, promotingdubious stories about alleged TikTok trends that actually originated on Facebook, and pushing to draw political reporters and local politicians into helping take down its biggest competitor. These bare-knuckle tactics, long commonplace in the world of politics, have become increasingly noticeable within a tech industry where companies vie for cultural relevance and come at a time when Facebook is under pressure to win back young users.
Just ask any of the Callous Yutes of Today and they will tell you that Facebook is uncool and is for the olds. That said, trying to get Republicans to destroy TikTok is totally on brand for Faceberg (and Republicans for that matter) and so this story totally scans.
Employees with the firm, Targeted Victory, worked to undermine TikTok through a nationwide media and lobbying campaign portraying the fast-growing app, owned by the Beijing-based company ByteDance, as a danger to American children and society, according to internal emails shared with The Washington Post.
Targeted Victory needs 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,” a director for the firm wrote in a February email.
Republicans owe Faceberg bigly for 2016 onward and he is collecting his chits. I’m only guessing here, but this alone could drive new, young voters outta the grasp of Team Evil.
Related? This story is the first hit I got when I looked for TikTok in my news aggregator. So they are already at work.