At least 33 people have died and more than a million have been displaced following devastating floods in China’s central Henan province. Tech platforms like Tencent Docs and Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, have become sources of crowsourced information for people seeking help. Photo: AFP At least 33 people have died and more than a million have been displaced following devastating floods in China’s central Henan province. Tech platforms like Tencent Docs and Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, have become sources of crowsourced information for people seeking help. Photo: AFP
At least 33 people have died and more than a million have been displaced following devastating floods in China’s central Henan province. Tech platforms like Tencent Docs and Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, have become sources of crowsourced information for people seeking help. Photo: AFP

Henan floods: how Big Tech is helping victims with crowdsourced docs and short videos

  • A viral spreadsheet on Tencent Docs was updated more than 20,000 times in 24 hours with information for victims, such as where to seek refuge
  • Short-video platforms Douyin and Kuaishou have also become sources of information for people seeking help as other tech giants offer their own aid

Topic |   Extreme weather in China
At least 33 people have died and more than a million have been displaced following devastating floods in China’s central Henan province. Tech platforms like Tencent Docs and Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, have become sources of crowsourced information for people seeking help. Photo: AFP At least 33 people have died and more than a million have been displaced following devastating floods in China’s central Henan province. Tech platforms like Tencent Docs and Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, have become sources of crowsourced information for people seeking help. Photo: AFP
At least 33 people have died and more than a million have been displaced following devastating floods in China’s central Henan province. Tech platforms like Tencent Docs and Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, have become sources of crowsourced information for people seeking help. Photo: AFP
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