TikTok became the most downloaded app in the US in 2018. Photo: AFP

China’s TikTok tries to stay ahead of Washington’s tech backlash

  • Two former US lawmakers will be part of a team advising the company on an approach to vetting objectionable videos and moderating content
  • The moves come as US social media firms face ever-rising Washington headwinds, including over failures to curb hate speech and political trolling
Topic |   TikTok app

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TikTok became the most downloaded app in the US in 2018. Photo: AFP
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Zhang Yiming, founder and chief executive of ByteDance, continues to expand his company’s ecosystem of products and services, with recent forays into online search, mobile games and even smartphones. Photo: Bloomberg

TikTok owner ByteDance ratchets up hiring for video games business in challenge to Tencent

  • The move shows the tech unicorn’s effort to expand its ecosystem of products and services for the world’s largest internet market
Topic |   Video gaming

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Zhang Yiming, founder and chief executive of ByteDance, continues to expand his company’s ecosystem of products and services, with recent forays into online search, mobile games and even smartphones. Photo: Bloomberg
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