ByteDance has posted job ads for risk analysts based in Silicon Valley, Singapore and Dublin to monitor public sentiment and analyse local regulations. Photo: Reuters

With TikTok under US scrutiny, Chinese owner ByteDance beefs up risk analysis team abroad

  • ByteDance’s Trust and Safety team is hiring in Silicon Valley city Mountain View, Singapore and Dublin
  • These are new positions as the team’s risks analysts were previously all based in Beijing, according to sources
Topic |   China technology

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ByteDance has posted job ads for risk analysts based in Silicon Valley, Singapore and Dublin to monitor public sentiment and analyse local regulations. Photo: Reuters
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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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