Why does tiktok, who is striving for compliance, frequently suffer from strong intervention from overseas regulators?

According to the latest news, U.S. President trump has given bytes 45 days to negotiate the sale of tiktok to Microsoft. In addition, trump also signed an administrative order announcing that it would prohibit any U.S. individual and enterprise from conducting any transaction with the byte skipping of tiktok parent company in 45 days, and prohibit any transaction related to wechat between American individuals and enterprises and Tencent. In response, foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said on August 7 that the US side frequently abused its national power to suppress non-U.S. enterprises on the pretext of national security. This is a blatant hegemonic act and China firmly opposes it. < / P > < p > behind the trump administration’s unreasonable crackdown, it means that byte hopping in the past may be a failure to make tiktok compliant in the United States. Zhang Yiming, CEO of byte jump, told Reuters in March that he had spent two-thirds of his time outside China in the past year. Zhang Yiming seems to have seen the results. On August 4, he pointed out in an internal letter entitled “the real purpose of the United States government is to hope for a complete ban.”. < / P > < p > why was tiktok suppressed by the US government? This is a rather complicated problem. As Zhang Yiming said, many complicated things are not suitable to be said in the public environment in a certain period of time. < / P > < p > this is the first time that Chinese Internet companies have faced such problems. In the overseas market facing more geopolitical and cultural conflicts, although tiktok encountered many queries without substantive evidence, and even some misunderstandings, byte skipping is often in an awkward situation of being difficult to explain. On the afternoon of August 7, byte beat issued a statement saying: we will take all possible measures to ensure that the rule of law is not abandoned and that our companies and users are treated fairly. If the U.S. government can’t give us justice, we will go to the U.S. courts. Compared with pure manual operation, the algorithm can accurately judge the preferences of users in different regions, greatly reducing the cost of repeated trials and trial and error in manual operation. Tiktok is like

. TikTok relies on algorithm recommendation mechanism to push users long time to immerse them in content that they are interested in. On quora, a Q & a community in the United States, a netizen said, “when using tiktok, once you watch a video clip, you will be eager to keep staring at those perfect bodies and faces. Then the algorithm will display countless similar clips, and you will continue to swipe the screen for several hours. It’s just like some restaurants do. They add too much oil, spices and cream to the ordinary but nutritious curry, which improves the taste of the curry, and once you eat it, you want to eat it again. ” < / P > < p > and this is the important reason why tiktok can spread all over the world. According to sensor tower, users spend an average of 52 minutes a day on tiktok. The < / P > < p > algorithm can understand everyone’s preferences and make accurate recommendations, but this mysterious technology has brought many misunderstandings and even controversies to tiktok. < / P > < p > in September 2019, the tiktok algorithm plus a small amount of manual intervention content distribution mechanism triggered discussions and queries from many foreign media such as the United Kingdom and the United States, focusing on what kind of content tiktok recommends for young people and what kind of content is artificially intervened. < / P > < p > it is reported that tiktok’s guidelines for prohibited content fall into two categories: some content is marked as “illegal”, that is, it is completely deleted from the website, which may result in users being banned from using the service; and some content is marked as “visible to oneself”, and the content remains unchanged, but tiktok’s algorithm restricts its distribution. < / P > < p > General rules prohibit highly controversial topics, such as separatism, sectarian conflicts, ethnic conflicts, etc. However, the problem is that different countries and regions have different understandings of these controversial topics, and it is difficult to reach a consensus recognized by many parties. For example, on some controversial issues, should tiktok adopt Chinese standards or local standards. < / P > < p > tiktok is considered to follow Chinese standards. Some US media quoted researchers as saying that they were worried that tiktok would become China’s weapon in the global information war and shape the way the mainstream American society understands real world events. < / P > < p > at that time, tiktok’s parent company byte skipping refuted the above view through a statement: the data of users in the United States was stored locally, and the content and manual intervention policy of the application in the United States were led by the local team in the United States. < p > < p > but the questioning did not stop there. In October last year, Facebook founder Zuckerberg, who has always regarded tiktok as a thorn in his eye, publicly criticized tiktok, and then pushed the US government to crack down on tiktok in the name of “resisting value output”. In November, the Committee on foreign investment in the United States conducted an investigation into tiktok in the name of national security. < p > < p > for a while, the value problem of the algorithm became the main inducement for tiktok to be questioned. Byte hopping originally hoped to meet the needs of users by improving the distribution efficiency. However, as a content distribution platform, tiktok is often involved in a variety of complex issues involving values, and cultural conflicts and emotional factors have pushed tiktok to the forefront of waves that many Chinese companies have never encountered overseas. < / P > < p > at the most dangerous time of tiktok, byte hop released a statement saying that it still adheres to the vision of globalization, continuously increases investment in markets around the world, including China, to create value for global users. < / P > < p > the core of these controversies is that byte skipping is a Chinese company. < / P > < p > according to BBC reports, users will be collected with data such as which videos are viewed and commented on, location, mobile phone model and operating system used, and key rhythm of people typing. These are regarded by the US government as important evidence of tiktok’s illegal collection of users’ privacy. In early 2019, tiktok was fined $5.7 million by the US Federal Trade Commission for illegally collecting children’s personal information and violating the children’s online privacy protection act. < / P > < p > however, in fact, these privacy issues are not only existing in tiktok, but also exist in applications of American companies such as reddit and LinkedIn, which are far from being banned. And tiktok has done more in the past year to comply in the US. < / P > < p > in November last year, tiktok hired an American audit firm to analyze tiktok’s data security practices, and stored all U.S. user data in the United States, not in China. Zhu Jun, then head of tiktok, said in an interview that tiktok did not share user data with China. All data of tiktok’s global users are stored in Virginia, and there is a backup server in Singapore. The user data of tiktok is separated from other parts of byte skipping, and the data of tiktok is only used by tiktok users. < / P > < p > in January this year, byte skipping introduced Anderson, the former chief intellectual property consultant of Microsoft, as the legal officer, and Claudia, who had worked in the US air force, the Department of defense and the Department of affairs, as the company’s information security officer. In May, tiktok hired Mayer, a former Disney executive, as global CEO and COO of byte beat. < / P > < p > at the end of last year, there was also news that byte hop began to consider setting up global headquarters overseas. At that time, the candidate cities included London, Singapore and Dublin, Ireland. < / P > < p > obviously, byte skipping hopes to make tiktok a fully global company through data migration, senior management adjustment and team migration. < / P > < p > but none of this helps. Byte skipping is still considered a Chinese company. In an interview with Reuters in March this year, Zhang Yiming said that there are many misunderstandings. Byte hopping is more localized in different markets than people think. The U.S. government did not give Zhang Yiming more time to explain. The latest news is that tiktok will either be sold to U.S. companies before September 15 or be banned from operating. At the same time, after 45 days, U.S. individuals and businesses will be banned from doing any transactions with tiktok’s parent company byte hopping. However, until now, the United States has not provided substantial evidence to prove that tiktok endangers its national security. When talking about the crackdown on tiktok, foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said that the enterprises concerned carried out business activities in the United States in accordance with market principles and international rules, and complied with the laws and regulations of the United States. However, the US side imposed restrictions on tiktok with the charge of “unnecessary”, which was totally political manipulation. The U.S. science and technology media believe that this is as groundless as the US boycott of Russia’s anti-virus software Kaspersky a few years ago, and the risk lies entirely in speculation. Tiktok doesn’t get more personal information than Facebook. “There is little evidence that tiktok shares our data with China, and we should be wary of xenophobic disguised as privacy issues.” < / P > < p > tiktok is not the first Chinese technology enterprise to be suppressed by the United States in the name of “maintaining national security”. On this “list”, in addition to some well-known enterprises, there are also some Internet companies with a small operation scale. < p > < p > previously, due to data security disputes, Chinese game technology company Kunlun world wide was forced to sell Grindr, the largest gay social software in the United States, for $620 million. Earlier, the U.S. Foreign Investment Commission stopped China ant financial’s acquisition of suhuijin international, when two U.S. House members said that ant financial’s acquisition of suhuijin would allow “malicious saboteurs” to obtain data on U.S. military personnel and their families. In this regard, Forbes believes that tiktok’s real threat to the United States is not privacy. Tiktok’s rise could be seen as part of China’s success in a number of industries. The fragmented United States needs to focus more energy and resources on innovation, entrepreneurship and education in order to compete with the rising China. The Cambridge analysis event is considered to be a turning point in the history of the Internet, from which we can see the core reason why tiktok is frequently regulated. < / P > < p > on March 17, 2018, and disclosed a data analysis company called Cambridge analytics and its affiliated company strategic communications laboratory, claiming that the two companies had stolen and privately retained 50 million Facebook user data to support U.S. President trump during the 2016 presidential election. Facebook, on the other hand, has acquiesced in the improper capture and use of its user information to manipulate the results of the presidential election. As soon as the report was reported, there was an uproar of public opinion. Facebook and Zuckerberg fell into an unprecedented crisis. Finally, Zuckerberg apologized, admitted his mistake, and even said that he would let the company, which has been in a state of savage growth since his establishment, be supervised. < / P > < p > subsequently, the “mismatch” problem caused by the free and open Internet has also attracted more attention from the outside world. As an open and unified space, the Internet not only carries human economic innovation and social activities, but also carries a variety of conflicts and conflicts