ByteDance bought Indonesian news aggregator BaBe in 2018 . Photo: AFPByteDance bought Indonesian news aggregator BaBe in 2018 . Photo: AFP
ByteDance bought Indonesian news aggregator BaBe in 2018 . Photo: AFP

Chinese tech firm ByteDance censored anti-Beijing content in Indonesia, sources claim

  • Moderators were allegedly instructed by ByteDance’s Beijing headquarters to delete articles seen as ‘negative’ on its BaBe new aggregator app
  • Articles with the keyword ‘Tiananmen’ were removed, as well as content discussing tensions in the South China Sea, sources said

Topic |   Indonesia
ByteDance bought Indonesian news aggregator BaBe in 2018 . Photo: AFPByteDance bought Indonesian news aggregator BaBe in 2018 . Photo: AFP
ByteDance bought Indonesian news aggregator BaBe in 2018 . Photo: AFP
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