In a shocking revelation, it has come to light that social media giant TikTok has been secretly tracking the movements of a UK journalist, using none other than her trusty cat as a sneaky surveillance tool.
According to sources close to the story, the journalist in question had unknowingly linked her cat's TikTok account to her own, fuelling the social media giant's insatiable desire for data. Armed with purring power, the feline friend had been unwittingly helping TikTok trace her owner's whereabouts, including her trips to the litter box and supermarket.
The news has sparked outrage among the general public, many of whom are now questioning the ethics of social media giants and their treatment of user data.
One TikTok user, who wished to remain anonymous, spoke out about the issue. "It's just not right," they said. "My cat has a TikTok account too, and who knows what they're doing with that data? It's like they're spying on us through our pets."
But the story has taken an unexpected turn, with rumours swirling that some well-known celebrities may also be involved. With their public profiles and followers in the millions, it's speculated that the likes of Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian could be next in line for scrutiny.
However, not all celebrities are taking the news lying down. Rapper Snoop Dogg, who famously loves his furry friends, issued a statement condemning TikTok's actions. "That's just messed up, man," he said. "My dogs are like family to me, and I wouldn't want anyone spying on them. TikTok needs to chill out and respect our privacy."
But while the general public and celebrities alike are up in arms over the latest scandal to hit TikTok, there are those who see the funny side of things. Sources close to the journalist have revealed that, far from being upset, she is actually finding the whole debacle hilarious.
"I mean, come on, it's not like they were tracking me for anything serious," she said. "If anything, they were probably just trying to figure out why my cat keeps knocking over my plants. I guess you could say my cat's TikTok account is a real-life 'purrfit' spy."
The news has sparked a wave of cat memes and videos on social media, with users joking about their pets' possible involvement. One Twitter user wrote, "My cat's TikTok account has more followers than I do. Time to rethink my career goals."
As the story continues to gain traction, it remains to be seen what implications this will have for the way social media giants handle user data. For now, however, it seems that the world will continue to watch with bated breath... and keep a closer eye on their cats.