A smartphone shows living streaming on Douyin. Photo: SCMP/Simon Song

Behind the Great Firewall, the Chinese version of TikTok is worlds apart in terms of political content

  • Short video app TikTok could loom large in the US 2020 election, with hashtags related to presidential candidates trending on the platform
  • On Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, political content from users is virtually non-existent while government agencies upload thousands of videos
Topic |   Apps

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A smartphone shows living streaming on Douyin. Photo: SCMP/Simon Song
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TikTok has been under pressure from US authorities over concerns about data privacy and security. Photo: Reuters

TikTok distances itself from China amid pressure from the US, while branching out to other markets: reports

  • The app, valued at US$78 billion late last year, continues to face scepticism from US lawmakers and officials
  • Amid mounting pressure from the US, short video app TikTok is reportedly taking steps to distance itself from China while branching out to other markets
Topic |   China technology

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TikTok has been under pressure from US authorities over concerns about data privacy and security. Photo: Reuters
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