So Facebook not only "killed" a very fast-growing opponent, but also according to Sen. spokesman Josh Hawley used the TikTok to distract lawmakers from the regulatory action they wanted on Facebook. According to Kelli Ford, she used the issue as a "regular PR tactic to strengthen Facebook."
Facebook has a reputation for not wanting to compete, and has historically proven this either by acquiring its rivals or by copying their product. However, Facebook's first attempts to copy it TikTok they failed completely, and due to greater regulatory control, it became increasingly difficult to acquire the company.
So Facebook, which supports every lobby in Washington, has found a new way to "kill" competition, with its CEO TikTok Kevin Mayer states that they suffered "malicious attacks from our competitor - namely Facebook - who disguised himself as a patriot and planned to end her presence TikTok in the USA".