Multiple users of the popular social media app TikTok recently complained that the views and likes on their posts have reverted to zero. The Chinese app has a dramatic week from feuds with content creators to getting pressure from the U.S. government, with the possibility of getting banned from the country. The app is also facing security concerns, which could trigger corporate changes.
New TikTok Issue
Gamerant recently reported that a lot of TikTok users complained about various social media sites about a new issue that reverted their views and likes to zero. Several users reportedly feared that they would not be able to get back those lost likes and views. The company responded to these concerns and confirmed that it is at present investigating the matter and trying to come up with a solution.
According to the publication, it has tried the popular social media app and discovered that the issue does not affect all TikTok users. It added that some users who complained earlier about their lost views and likes are now seeing their viewership restored. The social media app has become even more popular with people locked down on their houses and finding something to do to reduce boredom.
We’re working to fix this issue and will keep you updated! https://t.co/pFHXMAbr1J — TikTok (@tiktok_us) July 9, 2020
TikTok is now one of the most popular social media apps in the world. It allows any kind of content on the platform. Even gamers liked the app, and some preferred to upload gaming-related videos on the platform.
Sensor Tower reported that the social media app has been downloaded over 2 billion times as of Apr 2020. Around 315 million of these downloads happened in the first quarter of this year. The app's unprecedented growth placed it in the crosshairs of security regulators. Recently U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo noted that the government is looking to block the app over concerns that China could utilize it to spy and spread propaganda to its users.
TikTok Corporate Changes
A new report from The Wall Street Journal recently revealed that ByteDance, the Chinese company behind TikTok, is considering changing its corporate structure. The possible decision arose following the scrutiny mentioned by the U.S. and India on the app's security issues. According to the report, the executives are currently weighing several possibilities, including creating a new management board for the social media platform.
Additionally, the company is reportedly planning to establish a separate headquarters for TikTok outside of China. The company is allegedly considering setting up headquarters in major cities around the world, including London, New York, Singapore, Dublin, and Los Angeles. The Wall Street Journal said it got its information from a reliable source familiar with the matter.