The social network every day raises more doubts among official organizations.
Almost none of the users who use this social network for entertainment on a daily basis pay attention to where their data goes while they enjoy funny pets, various curiosities and short videos that are played on trendy songs. are set. However, judging by the information published by Forbes, which details the spying of ByteDance company on this media outlet, it seems dark storm clouds threaten For the digital queen of recent years.
TikTok’s future lies in ByteDance’s hands
we already tell you how America started doing check they equipment Of their leaders, so that there is no trace of Tiktok in them. The European Union he also has see in social networks, because data processing of its users, but the latest information from Forbes, as you can see in the video that we show you below these lines, seems to unethical behavior By them employees,
According to sources and documents reviewed by Forbes, employees at TikTok and ByteDance regularly engage in “heating”, a manual push that ensures specific videos “get a certain number of video views”.@ebakerwhite Break down what you need to know. https://t.co/wGFcWS6mXe pic.twitter.com/rsYsEf4ZPN
— Forbes (@Forbes) January 20, 2023
Emily Baker-White, the journalist in charge of the investigation, assured that bytedance worker have the ability to skip algorithm Video suggestions, to be able to manually viral any content. It’s well known that the TikTok algorithm tries to predict what a user wants to watch based on previously viewed content, but what we didn’t know is that a process designated ‘Heating’Which can be translated as ‘warm-up’, whereby company employees can enhance their viewing of certain material.
This may be mere apprehension, but the fact is that since Forbes was able to contact some of these employees and has seen the documents. in which this process is described. Yet, what is the problem with governments or government agencies? Prima facie it seems that system it’s the tiktok way attract new partners, More visibility is promised, as they are able to change algorithms. But do they serve the interests of others, their own or those of a higher being?
ByteDance used TikTok to track my location – and the locations of two of my colleagues – to try to find our sources. We reported about this in October, but kept things vague to protect sources. Today ByteDance acknowledged this, so there’s much more we can say:https://t.co/ZFdU5BVC8H
— Emily Baker-White (@ebakerwhite) December 22, 2022
To conclude, and to respond to the lesser-known activity of TikTok, Emily A is set Tweet On his twitter profile, in which he assured what:
In an effort to trace our sources, ByteDance used TikTok to track me and two of my colleagues down. We reported this in October, but left things vague to protect our sources. Today ByteDance acknowledges this, so much more can we say.