A man using a smartphone walks past a sign of ByteDance-owned TikTok, the popular short-video app known in China as Douyin, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, on October 18, 2019. Photo: ReutersA man using a smartphone walks past a sign of ByteDance-owned TikTok, the popular short-video app known in China as Douyin, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, on October 18, 2019. Photo: Reuters
A man using a smartphone walks past a sign of ByteDance-owned TikTok, the popular short-video app known in China as Douyin, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, on October 18, 2019. Photo: Reuters

Douyin, China’s TikTok, bans thousands of accounts in crackdown against porn, prostitution

  • This initiative continues the decades-long campaign in China against pornography and other content deemed inappropriate by the country’s censors
  • ByteDance-owned Douyin said it has permanently blocked 127,000 accounts this month and helped police track down perpetrators in two cases

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A man using a smartphone walks past a sign of ByteDance-owned TikTok, the popular short-video app known in China as Douyin, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, on October 18, 2019. Photo: ReutersA man using a smartphone walks past a sign of ByteDance-owned TikTok, the popular short-video app known in China as Douyin, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, on October 18, 2019. Photo: Reuters
A man using a smartphone walks past a sign of ByteDance-owned TikTok, the popular short-video app known in China as Douyin, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, on October 18, 2019. Photo: Reuters
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