Love it or hate it, there is no denying the success of the popular short-form mobile video app TikTok, which was released more than five years ago. Since its launch, the app has managed to garner more than 500 million daily active users and even poses a serious threat to Facebook-owned WhatsApp, which has been found in the Apple and Google App Stores Leads to the most downloaded app. However, CEO and co-founder of Reddit, Steve Huffman has a different view of the app.
Speaking at an event on Wednesday that aimed to highlight trends in the social app that are shaping up over the next decade, Huffman called the app “parasitic in nature” and said he would not “download it to his phone”, TechCrunch Reported. He further revealed that he “actively” advises people not to install TikTok on their phones.
I actively tell people, don’t install that spyware on your phone, ‘Huffman said at the Social 2030 event, where a large group of investors and entrepreneurs gathered for a one-day conference. I see that app [TikTok] So fundamentally parasitic, that it’s always listening, the fingerprinting technology they use is really awful, and I couldn’t bring myself to install such an app, TechCrunch did Reddit CEO Quoted from
Apart from being the second most downloaded app in the world in 2019, TikTok reached an all-time high in the fourth quarter of 2019, with around 220 million installs, representing a 24 percent increase in Q3 2019. A report has also revealed that the company’s revenue increased year-on-year in Q4 2019.
Recently, the app was Controversial dispute For a challenge that was trending on its stage. Users taking the SkullBreaker challenge were seen committing a dangerous prank that damaged someone’s skull.
As of now, Ticketok’s owner BiteDance has not reacted to Huffman’s comments.