Zach King, 30, is one of the most famous TikTokers on social media, he holds with over 45 million followers. You must have seen his videos of tricks and magic on Tiktok. The illusionist, who gained popularity with his magic 6-second Vine videos, says TikTok’s US ban “could potentially hurt” a lot of creators who have just started or thought of career on such apps.
Zach spoke with HollywoodLife to express his thoughts about the possible ban after Donald Trump released executive orders on Aug. 6 that would prohibit TikTok from operating in the US if they were not sold by its Chinese parent company, ByteDance, to a US-based firm by September 15.
Talking about the challenges and competition for a creator Zach said, “I think it’s hard, I don’t know much about the political side of the narrative. Obviously people have privacy concerns and that should be taken seriously if those are real threats.”. He further added,“But in terms of the ban, it’s a bummer because in social media we really need more players, more big competition that can compete with Facebook and Google, and for a creator landscape there are not a lot of options.”
Social Media is the key medium for having a career set up Zach believes, “You think about having a career and you automatically have to add YouTube to your roster and then some sort of Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter mix. So there’s not many places to go. And I love that there was this new option which was TikTok starting to emerge and they were just developing their marketplace for creators,” he continued.
What importance TikTok is currently playing among any sort of creators he explained further saying, “TikTok leaving could potentially hurt that mid to low tier creator who is just getting started. A lot of them on YouTube, they may have tried to grow on YouTube but right now it’s so competitive. There’s millions of people trying to make that their career, and TikTok allowed that chance once again from the algorithm to be seen and that’s what I’ll miss going away, is that these young creators were given potential and now it’s kind of pulled out and they’re going to have to find somewhere else to go,” Zach concluded.