Meta Hired A GOP Firm To Talk Up The Threat Of TikTok To America's Teens

Meta hired a GOP firm to talk up the threat of TikTok.

About TikTok, they pushed local news stations to run negative stories.

They want them to run a campaign that would turn the public and lawmakers against rival TikTok.

They want them to plant negative stories about them.

They are calling lawmakers to investigate the app’s effects on mental health.

They are trying to find ways to deflect from its recent privacy and antitrust woes.

While Meta is the current punching bag, TikTok is the real threat, especially as a foreign-owned app that is number 1 in sharing data that young teens are using, they said.

They are trying to establish that TikTok was the originator of these bad trends.

But the devious licks challenge started on Facebook.

The app had repeatedly been misused and abused to promote behavior and actions that encourage harmful and destructive acts, they said.

Meta sees TikTok as a major rival.