Facebook is parent company Meta has been paying one of the most prominent republican consulting firms to run a nation wide campaign to show disturb about one of the company is top competitors TikTok according to a new report from the Washington Post on Wednesday.
The firm targeted victory reportedly planted opened and letters to the editor in major local and regional newspaper across the country. A target victory dired staff that the firm told staff that the firm needed to get the message out that while Facebook is the current punching bag TikTok is the real threat especially as a foreign owned app that is #1 in sharing data that young teens are using according to emails obtained by the post.
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News of Facebook is decision to hire the firm only a few weeks after the company declared that it was losing users for the first time in it 18 years history. Meta is recent earning report said that face book is active users dropped by almost 500000 at the end of last year.
Several of targeted victory is opened contained links to negative news coverage about TikTok and were often bylined by influential community figures and politicians, including democrats. The disclosed their connection to the Facebook funded firm.