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Reddit CEO Calls TikTok “Parasitic and Terrifying Spyware”

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Speaking at the Social 2030 conference, Reddit’s cofounder and CEO Steve Huffman didn’t have kind words for the China-based social media company TikTok.

Huffman said, “I look at that app as so fundamentally parasitic, that it’s always listening, the fingerprinting technology they use is truly terrifying, and I could not bring myself to install an app like that on my phone.”

The Reddit CEO later added: “I actively tell people, ‘Don’t install that spyware on your phone.’”

In response to Fast Company’s request for a comment on Huffman’s remarks, a TikTok spokesperson replied: “These are baseless accusations made without a shred of evidence.”

Curated from Fast Company

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