Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a lot of problems. His company is under government oversight scrutiny, the massive social media giant is under US government oversight again. Concurrent internal affairs and regulatory issues probe blight Facebook’s reputation in another electoral year in the United States. The whole state apparatus of the American government works around the idea of stopping China’s economic stronghold. Zuckerberg talked to Donald Trump at a White House dinner last October about how the foothold of Chinese corporations in the United States is a looming threat, a maneuver attempting to distract Washington DCs attempt at capping Big Tech’s ever-growing political influence.
Facebook’s CEO appeared before US lawmakers and expressed his concerns on TikTok’s censorship, an issue that his own company hires scores of employees with the sole intention of monitoring content and effectively censoring political subjects of different nature while promoting with ever-changing algorithms some other contents.
US Congress Probes Chicoms Security Issues
New York Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer and Arizona Republican Senator Tom Cotton asked the Director of National Intelligence to open an investigation on Chinese-owned TikTok. Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio also called for a content censorship oversight probe.
TikTok Faces US Fire Sale Mandate
Deepening the unfavorable trade war that the United States faces with the People´s Republic of China, whose Communist Party —after decades of all sorts of horrid human rights abuses, and corrupt practices of all sorts— chose to embrace the most savage forms of capitalism known to man and developed a corporate archipelago of shell companies whose tentacles allow them to tilt popular opinion and perception of their unethical practices in their favor.
Societal Behavior Drives Social Network Demand
The US government issued —a questionable, under the eyes of the Israeli-influenced think tank ACLU— a mandate calling upon TikTok to sever its ties with its Chinese puppet master company or face a total ban in the United States. Chinese official narrative remains the same: They stand by their companies and consider the move an unfair practice, proceeded to display shows of support with TikTok CEO saying “they’re not going anywhere”, followed by millions of users saying “good-bye” while proudly showing their support for TikTok, blind and deaf to obvious censorship and cyber-espionage accusations. Another proof on how the excessive exposure to social media creates a dull, easily manipulable society that’s either willing to pick up on the talking points or, in the case of TikTok, happily indulge in posting content until another platform, offering the same services pops up and offers the same.
Millennials and Generation Z segments of the population move significant segments of the content and drive demand. Social network use is a recent event within the history of mankind. Humans began to use computers with interconnected data traffic networks. Data consumption aims to improve day-to-day operations. One of the reasons TikTok exploded in popularity was because it allows for certain expressions and cultural manifestations. And its popularity increased further as pop culture idols used it as fertile ground for their follower base.