This has been a week that TikTok—the Chinese viral video giant that has soared under lockdown—will want to put quickly behind it.
The original issue that prompted Anonymous to target TikTok appears to be the “misrepresentation” of Anonymous on TikTok itself, with the setting up of an account.
“Anonymous has no TikTok account,” the same Twitter account tweeted on June 6, “that is an App created as spyware by the Chinese government.”.
Those affiliated with Anonymous take exception to copycat accounts, which is complicated by the lack of any central function.
This also puts TikTok in the somewhat unique position of having united various governments, including the U.S., and Anonymous behind the same cause.
Anonymous is a viral movement that is targeting some of the same user base that has driven TikTok’s growth.
It’s subtle, and it’s always risky to judge the world by the twitter-sphere, but there’s a change now in the wind. »