TikTok made overtures to government on watering down EU tech rules

Chinese social media giant claims it is a ‘young, challenger’ platform and thus should not be held to standards of ‘gatekeeper’ tech companies

2nd January, 2022
TikTok made overtures to government on watering down EU tech rules
TikTok has a billion-plus monthly users and a market capitalisation of more than $250 billion. Picture: Getty

TikTok made overtures to the Irish government on its bid to water down, and gain exemptions to, forthcoming EU legislation designed to curb the power of tech behemoths, the Business Post can reveal.

In position papers, obtained via Freedom of Information, the Chinese social media giant laid out its various objections to both the Digital Markets Act and the Digital Services Act, the two strands of the European Commission’s Digital Services package and...

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