Facebook in ‘bare-knuckle’ fight with TikTok

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The "bare-knuckle" campaign allegedly included placing opinion pieces and letters to the editor in US regional news outlets.

THE chief executive of a political consulting firm has responded to a report alleging Meta paid his company to “undermine” TikTok.

Internal emails, apparently seen by the Washington Post, allegedly suggested Targeted Victory’s campaign aimed to show TikTok “as a danger to American children”.

Zac Moffatt tweeted that the Post’s report mischaracterised their work and “key points are simply false”.

The BBC approached Meta for comment. A spokesperson said: “We believe all platforms, including TikTok, should face a level of scrutiny consistent with their growing success.”

The “bare-knuckle” campaign allegedly included placing opinion pieces and letters to the editor in US regional news outlets “promoting dubious stories about alleged TikTok trends that actually originated on Facebook”, the Post journalists wrote. – bbc.com

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