TikTookay once more accuses Facebook of ‘plagiarism and smear’

Beijing, August 3

After calling Facebook a copycat final week, ByteDance, the China-based firm that owns TikTookay, has as soon as once more accused the social networking large of “plagiarism and smear,” saying it’s dealing with every kind of “complex and unimaginable difficulties”, the media reported on Monday.

ByteDance posted the recent assertion within the Chinese language by itself information aggregator app ‘Jinri Toutiao’.

It mentioned that the corporate faces “an intense international political environment, the collision and conflict of different cultures, and the plagiarism and smear of competitor Facebook”.

Facebook was but to reply to the recent salvo fired on the firm from the China-based ByteDance.

Last week, TikTookay CEO Kevin Mayer slammed Facebook for launching a copycat product referred to as Reels.

Reels, a video-music remix function, has been prolonged in its take a look at part to India which was till now the largest marketplace for TikTookay, which has now been banned together with different Chinese apps.

“At TikTok, we welcome the competition. We think fair competition makes all of us better,” Mayer mentioned in a weblog put up.

“But let’s focus our energies on fair and open competition in service of our consumers, rather than maligning attacks by our competitor – namely Facebook – disguised as patriotism and designed to put an end to our very presence in the US,” he added.

Mayer continued: “To those who wish to launch competitive products, we say bring it on. Facebook is even launching another copycat product, Reels (tied to Instagram) after their other copycat Lasso failed quickly.” ByteDance launched the recent assertion as Microsoft made it official to accumulate TikTookay’s enterprise within the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand markets following a dialogue between CEO Satya Nadella and US President Donald Trump.

Trump mentioned final week that he’ll ban the favored Chinese-owned video app TikTookay from working within the nation by an government order.

·      IANS

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