What you need to know
- TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer has blasted Instagram's new 'Reels.'
- He says that it's "another copycat product."
- The comments were made in a blog post about fair competition and transparency.
CEO of TikTok Kevin Mayer has blasted Facebook's latest Instagram feature 'Reels' as "another copycat product" from Facebook.
In a blog post titled 'Fair competition and transparency benefits us all Mayer highlighted TikTok's recent success in reimaging social media, and noted how with its recent success came "responsibility and accountability":
Mayer says that TikTok believes all companies should disclose their algorithms, moderation policies, and data flows to regulators. In the meantime, TikTok is launching its own 'Transparency and Accountability Center' for moderation and data practices:
Moving on to Facebook, Mayer highlighted its new 'Reels' feature for Instagram, blasting it as "another copycat product":
Mayer said that TikTok is willing "to take all necessary steps to ensure the long-term availability and success of TikTok", and reiterated its commitment to keeping the platform safe and secure. In conclusion, he writes:
People who copied vine complain about being cooped.
Was thinking the exact same thing.
How funny the short video apps popped up in China back in 2013, around the same time when vine started short video service. Music.ly also founded by Chinese companies but later on sold to Tiktok, but the Chinese version of Tiktok already existed before you guys even knew it. Tiktok is the name for its international release. If you don't know the whole story, don't just throw out a conclusion.
Funny how you come to the defense of the great communist nation and all they do great. They always do it first and never steal any of the USA ip's. It has never happened and by God they will never do it again. Roflmao
Douyin, (the Chinese version of tiktok) was launched in 2016. That's four years after Vine was originally created. I won't mock you for not knowing the whole story before commenting, how would you know you don't know? And what do you mean "you guys"?
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