Tik Tok​ called on Facebook to support Trump's ban

Tik Tok is seeking support from social media rival Facebook Inc. in its legal challenge to President Donald Trump's plan to ban Chinese-owned video apps in the United States.

Tik Tok​ called on Facebook to support Trump's ban

Adam Mosseri, who runs Facebook's Instagram photo-sharing app, tweeted on Friday that the Commerce Department's previously announced tick-tock ban would be "too bad for Instagram, Facebook and the Internet at large." Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Friday that tick-tock and Tencent's WeChat will be banned’ on US app stores starting Sunday.

Vanessa Papas, Tik Tok interim chief executive, responded to Mosseri's tweet by asking the company to join its legal battle against the White House. "We invite Facebook and Instagram to publicly join our challenge and support our legal action," he wrote. "This is a moment for us to put aside our competition and promote freedom of expression and the rule of law." Focus on the basic principles of proper practice. "

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently said he thought the ban on tech talk would set a "bad long-term example" for the tech industry. Facebook is banned’ in China, and Zuckerberg has said he fears a US ban on Tik Tok could pave the way for other countries to ban Facebook apps or services.

But Zuckerberg has also called on the US government to take a tougher stance against China, warning that dismantling US tech companies such as Facebook could pave the way for Chinese rivals to take their place. During a speech at Georgetown University last fall, Zuckerberg pointed to Tik Tok, which is owned’ by China-based Bite Dance Limited, and criticized the app for allegedly leaking it to Hong Kong. Has censored content related to the protests.

Zuckerberg said at the time, "So far, in almost every country outside of China, the Internet has been defined by the American Independent Platform. There is no guarantee that these values ​​will disappear."

A Facebook spokesperson declined to comment on Papas' request.


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