Douyin is one of five firms that have voluntarily suspended their advertising services following an investigation by the cyberspace watchdog into allegations they insulted a Chinese war hero. Photo: Handout

Chinese video app Douyin counts the cost of insulting Korean war hero as advertising halted

‘Voluntary’ ban will cost operator millions of dollars in lost revenue, including US$450,000 a day from a single client, agent says

Topic |   Censorship in China

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Douyin is one of five firms that have voluntarily suspended their advertising services following an investigation by the cyberspace watchdog into allegations they insulted a Chinese war hero. Photo: Handout
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Jun Mai

Jun Mai

Jun Mai is an award-winning journalist covering China's political and social news. He writes about China's elite politics, general policies and social activism. He is currently based in Beijing.