torsdag 26. september 2019

TikTok censors references to Tiananmen and Tibet

Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok censors material that is politically sensitive to the Chinese government, the Guardian newspaper has claimed. It said it had viewed the site's moderation guidelines. Tiananmen Square protests, Tibetan independence and religious group Falun Gong are among banned or restricted content, it claimed.

Parent firm Bytedance said the Guardian had seen old guidelines which have now been phased out. The findings come amid claims that protests in Hong Kong are also being censored for political reasons.