A man holding a phone walks past a logo for ByteDance’s app TikTok, known locally as Douyin, at the International Artificial Products Expo in Hangzhou. Photo: Reuters A man holding a phone walks past a logo for ByteDance’s app TikTok, known locally as Douyin, at the International Artificial Products Expo in Hangzhou. Photo: Reuters
A man holding a phone walks past a logo for ByteDance’s app TikTok, known locally as Douyin, at the International Artificial Products Expo in Hangzhou. Photo: Reuters
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TikTok owner ByteDance sues Tencent over alleged monopolistic practices, WeChat owner vows to countersue

  • ByteDance is seeking US$14 million in compensation over the blocking of links to Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, on Tencent’s WeChat and QQ
  • ByteDance previously complained about WeChat’s policy for third-party links and also banned certain influencers from redirecting followers to WeChat and QQ

Topic |   TikTok
A man holding a phone walks past a logo for ByteDance’s app TikTok, known locally as Douyin, at the International Artificial Products Expo in Hangzhou. Photo: Reuters A man holding a phone walks past a logo for ByteDance’s app TikTok, known locally as Douyin, at the International Artificial Products Expo in Hangzhou. Photo: Reuters
A man holding a phone walks past a logo for ByteDance’s app TikTok, known locally as Douyin, at the International Artificial Products Expo in Hangzhou. Photo: Reuters

Corrected [10:36am, 3 Feb, 2021]

  • [10:36am, 3 Feb, 2021]

    The original said that Tencent was based in Beijing. Tencent has their headquarters in Shenzhen.

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