tik tok censorship

Posted by Muhammed Anas M on Wednesday, November 27, 2019


TikTok says it doesn’t censor content, but a user was just locked out after a viral post criticizing China

TikTok says it doesn’t censor content, but a user was just locked out after a viral post criticizing China from technology

Families of missing Uighurs use Tiktok video app to publicise China detentions


Nov. 28, 2019

TikTok sorry for blocking teenager who disguised Xinjiang video as make-up tutorial


A spokesman for the platform on Thursday blamed a “human moderation error” for the removal of a video by 17-year-old Feroza Aziz disguised as a makeup tutorial to avoid being censored.

Owned by the Beijing-based technology company ByteDance, TikTok is one of few Chinese apps that have gained popularity outside of China. TikTok has said that it does not apply Chinese censorship rules on the international version of its app.

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1 Comment on tik tok censorship

  1. Plamen Miltenoff
    January 23, 2020 at 4:41 pm (7 months ago)

    “As a Chinese Company, We Never Get the Benefit of the Doubt”.
    TikTok is not available in China. ByteDance offers its own video app called Douyin there. That’s why we don’t need to comply with Chinese regulations, and we never would. In Germany, we comply with German and European Union regulations, and in the U.S., we comply with American regulations. In addition, our data is stored in the U.S. and Singapore and there are technical mechanisms and external audits to keep our systems secure.
    DER SPIEGEL: Nevertheless, you’ve got TikTok employees in Beijing tasked with checking videos from Germany and deciding how to prioritize them on the platform.


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