TikTok proprietor ByteDance has accused Facebook of plagiarism and smears though it didn’t elaborate on the accusation.
The Chinese firm additionally said it confronted “complex and unimaginable difficulties” because it labored to develop into world company.
The Beijing-based company made the feedback in a press release late on Sunday posted on its official account on Jinri Toutiao, a news aggregator app it owns.
“ByteDance has always been committed to becoming a global company. During this process, we have faced all kinds of complex and unimaginable difficulties, including the tense international political environment, collision and conflict of different cultures and plagiarism and smears from competitor Facebook,” it said.
TikTok has attracted criticism from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who last year accused the app of censoring political protest. TikTok has denied the declare.
Facebook didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
The assertion didn’t point out pressures within the United States that ByteDance presently faces to unload its widespread short-video app TikTok.
US President Donald Trump has agreed to provide China’s ByteDance 45 days to barter a sale of widespread short-video app TikTok to Microsoft, folks accustomed to the matter said on Sunday.