China accuses United States of “threat” and suggests taking unspoken resistance after Washington bans downloading of popular video app TickTalk And the Chinese super-app effectively blocked the use of WeChat.
“China urges the United States to abandon threats, stop (its) misconduct and adhere to fair and transparent international rules and regulations,” the Chinese Ministry of Commerce said in a statement on Saturday.
“If the United States insists on going its own way, China will take the necessary steps to ensure the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese companies.”
United States Friday made moves against two Chinese applications, Citing national security grounds, escalated the fight with Beijing over digital technology.
According to the order, the Tencent-owned WeChat app will lose functionality in the United States from Sunday. TickTalk users will be barred from installing updates but will have access to the service until November 12.
U.S. officials said Friday’s actions were essential to national security as President Donald Trump faces a tough re-election campaign in Beijing.
TickTalk users in the United States have responded collectively to the ban, but many are already planning to exit to other platforms if the clamp leads to a complete ban.
“Oh my God! Well! It’s happening! Everyone stay calm!” Tick tocker Nick Foster dubbed himself into a video with the audio of the character of actor Steve Carroll in the panicked series during The Office Fire Alarm, speaking to his 577,000 followers.
The young customers on the platform, despite building its base, did not seem to care much. Government statement, Older customers responded.
“Thanks for the fun times,” posted the 22-year-old investor The The King with 438,000 followers.
For those who already have the app it will change a bit between Sunday and the government ban on downloads will come into effect, November 12, cutoff date The Trump administration.
The administration has targeted TikTok, owned by Chinese tech giant ByteDance on national technology, and has stepped up its fight with Beijing over digital technology. The November 12 deadline is likely to lead to an agreement between TicTac and a U.S. company to protect data to eliminate Washington’s security issues.
Consultant Jeff Corrett with 376,000 TicTac followers said, “It’s in pose. “For Trump, it’s a way of showing a tick tock, without further ado that he understands that he’s in business.
However, many of those who built the following in Tic Tac Toe are preparing to leave.
For people who make a living from their presence on the social network – like star Addison Ray, they have 60.9 million followers and earned $ 5 million between June 2019 and June 2020 – the financial bet is high.
For weeks now, many TickTalk users have been sharing their Instagram and YouTube accounts on their profiles, preparing their fans to jump on the lawn.
TickTalk’s gold standard, Charlie de Amelio – the platform’s most popular creator with 87.5 million followers at just 16 years old – has announced a special partnership with the same platform, Thriller, where she already has 1.1 million subscribers.
Bryce Hall, Nessa Barrett and Chase Hudson – mostly unknown over the age of 20 but each have more than 10 million TickTalk followers – have also opened thriller accounts.
Trump, who has never dipped his toe in the waters of Tic Tac Toe, landed himself on the thriller, where he already has 953,000 followers.
In August, the thriller announced that it had downloaded 250m times since it was created, which was disputed by analytics firm Uptopia, which increased the number of downloads to 52m.
This app is not the only one to rise from the ashes of Tic Tac Toe, it has been downloaded over two billion times worldwide and has over 100 million users in the US alone.
Byte, which launched in January (not affiliated with TickTalk’s parent company ByteDance), as well as Like – Utopia, which was downloaded 7.2 times in the US between February and August – and Dubsmash.
Not to mention Instagram and YouTube in particular, which have expanded their empire with reels and YouTube shortcuts respectively, with test versions launched as an opportunity in the last few months.
The winner was “trusted TickTalk customers who considered it a ‘cool’ place,” said James Maurey, a marketing professor at the University of DePaul.
In the current context, Maurice said, “Startups like Byte may have an edge, because we know the old ‘cool factor’ that brands founded in Telos get to them,” referring to the migration of younger generations from Facebook to Instagram.
But TickTalk is not over yet, Maurey warned.
Much more could happen by November 12, “And don’t forget: TickTock is not banned outside the US, so as long as TickTock continues to be the dominant player worldwide, it will continue to innovate and maintain a strong customer base,” he said.