Reddit CEO supposedly knocks TikTok, calls app ‘parasitic’

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Reddit CEO Steve Huffman supposedly has some strong viewpoints about popular video app TikTok. During an occasion Wednesday, Huffman supposedly called the app “fundamentally parasitic” and “spyware.”

“I look at that app as so fundamentally parasitic, that it’s always listening, the fingerprinting technology they use is truly terrifying, and I could not bring myself to install an app like that on my phone,” Huffman stated throughout a panel conversation that discussed TikTok, according to TechCrunch. “I actively tell people, ‘Don’t install that spyware on your phone.'”

A TikTok representative stated Huffman’s remarks were “baseless accusations made without a shred of evidence.”

TikTok, understood for its eccentric 15-2nd videos, has rose in appeal over the previous year, however it’s likewise come under increased examination. United States legislators have actually implicated the app, which is owned by Chinese business ByteDance, of being a risk to nationwide security, and the Army and Navy have actually prohibited the app from federal government gadgets. A proposed class-action suit submitted in California likewise declares the app has actually been unlawfully gathering user information and sending it to China. 

Reddit didn’t instantly react to an ask for remark. 

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