Saturday January 18, 2020

TikTok on borrowed time

A string of censorship scandals has enveloped the Chinese social media giant

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
8th December, 2019
TikTok has grown with dizzying speed, but is still unavailable in its native China. Illustration: Peter Hanan

Occupation: helping people share short-form videos

Age: three or five, but really three; it’s complicated

Deception through discretion is the best way to describe what TikTok was trying to do. Indeed, it succeeded for quite a while until all manner of problems hit it.

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