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TikTok’s Take on Censorship

Posted on: Fri 30 Jul 2021

TikTok is one of the biggest and newest social media platforms to take on the global market in the last five years with 700 million worldwide users, but it’s not like other platforms we’ve seen before.

Unlike the owners of Facebook and Twitter, ByteDance, the Chinese company that owns TikTok, is subject to China’s security, intelligence, counter-espionage and cybersecurity laws.

The platform has been accused of censorship after content that referred to LGBTQ+ issues and the Black Lives Matter movement were allegedly silenced or removed by moderators last year.

Daria Impiombato, a co-author of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute’s report into censorship and content control on Chinese social media, joins Breakfast’s Tom Mann and Paul Davies to discuss the app and it’s influence from the Chinese Communist Party.

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Produced by Shannon Pearce


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