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Instagram Head Disagrees With TikTok Ban, TikTok Interim CEO Calls For Support

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Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri is not happy with the potential ban of rival TikTok, and took to Twitter Friday morning to voice his concern. This is as the U.S. Department of Commerce announced prohibitions on downloads of WeChat and TikTok starting Sunday

"I’ve said this before, but a US TikTok ban would be quite bad for Instagram, Facebook  (FB) - Get Report, and the internet more broadly," Mosseri tweeted.

TikTok's interim head, Vanessa Pappas, responded to Mosseri’s tweet and called for the platform's support.

"We agree that this type of ban would be bad for the industry. We invite Facebook and Instagram to publicly join our challenge and support our litigation," Pappas said. "This is a moment to put aside our competition and focus on core principles like freedom of expression and due process of law."

It's worth noting that Instagram's parent company Facebook  (FB) - Get Report has a troubled history with TikTok.

In July, TikTok's former CEO Kevin Mayer took a dig at Facebook, accusing the platform's Instagram feature Reels of being "another copycat product." 

Facebook launched Reels -- a similar product to TikTok -- in the U.S. in August.

On the other hand, Instagram head Mosseri has been vocal about opposing the TikTok ban for a few weeks now.

On Sept. 11, Mosseri told CNBC, “I actually think it’s going to be very bad for us over the next maybe five or 10 years.”

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