A man holding a phone walks past a sign of ByteDance's Douyin app in Hangzhou, China, on October 18, 2019. Photo: Reuters
A man holding a phone walks past a sign of ByteDance's Douyin app in Hangzhou, China, on October 18, 2019. Photo: Reuters
Censorship

TikTok sister app Douyin removes thousands of accounts for flaunting wealth

  • Douyin owner ByteDance said the platform has banned and removed thousands of accounts and videos for “money worship” and other inappropriate behaviour
  • Wealth inequality remains a challenge in China even though it has shown a declining trend in recent years

A man holding a phone walks past a sign of ByteDance's Douyin app in Hangzhou, China, on October 18, 2019. Photo: Reuters
A man holding a phone walks past a sign of ByteDance's Douyin app in Hangzhou, China, on October 18, 2019. Photo: Reuters
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