TikTok and Youtube are two notable social media platforms that have gained so many users within the past few years. But within the recent time period, TikTok has become the trend for creation, view, share, and like of short videos. This has not only gained popularity but also caused some competition with social media applications like Instagram and YouTube.
YouTube was established in 2005 by three former PayPal employees – Jawed Karim, Steve Chen, and Chad Hurley. It became renowned among people for its multipurpose uses like watching, viewing, creating, sharing, liking, and commenting on videos.
TikTok was founded by ByteDance, a company based in Beijing in 2012 but later changed its name from Music.ly to TikTok in 2018. Within a short period of time, it became the fastest-growing social media app in the world.
Recently a TikTok vs. YouTube controversy was reported between TikToker Amir Siddiqui and Youtuber CarryMinati which had escalated to a fan fight when CarryMinati video was pulled down for violating terms of service.
The video was posted on May 8 as a response to Amir Siddiqui for calling out YouTubers, comparing both mediums, and accused YouTubers of duplicating content. He also highlighted the TikTok community and challenged creators who roast to respond to him.
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The response video was later taken down after being reported as harassment and cyberbullying by Amir’s fans where CarryMinati pointed out various shortcomings. A hashtag #justiceforcarry was trending on Twitter in support and displeasure for the removal of the video, while some respected YouTube’s decision.
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