China has built an Internet parallel to our Internet with copy applications for YouTube and Twitter. However, as Chinese apps like TikTok become mainstream, companies in Silicon Valley are now looking to China for new ideas.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has spoken of the risks of Chinese apps going mainstream, but now he’s taking a page out of the Chinese book and stealing their ideas. The counterfeit, carbon copy, and cheaper counterfeit mentality that characterized the Chinese industry and spurred its early social media development, has arrived in the West – and it sounds a lot like Facebook. Chris Stokel-Walker is a freelance journalist and author of “YouTubers: How YouTube Rocked Television and Created a New Generation of Stars,” and the upcoming book “TikTok Boom: China, the United States and the Superpower Race for social media”. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. Visit the Business Insider homepage to …Read Full Story
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