China: Viral video of mother in chain around neck sparks outrage and shock

A video of a Chinese mother of eight children locked up in a village hut with a chain around her neck has sparked outrage and shock in China. The video on Douyin, which owns TikTok, was shot by a man who visits the woman, and is visibly shocked at what he sees. After bringing her […]

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China’s TikTok equivalent gets 40-minute limit for kids under new regulation

Douyin, China’s version of TikTok, will limit use of the platform for children to 40 minutes a day. The rules will apply to users under 14, who have been authenticated using their real names, and who will be able to access it between 06:00 and 22:00. Parent company Bytedance announced the app’s Youth Mode in […]


2020: TikTok was the world’s most downloaded app in the pandemic year

TikTok was the world’s most downloaded app in 2020 as it took the top spot from Facebook Messenger, according to digital analytics company App Annie. The Chinese video-sharing platform is the only app not owned by Facebook to make the global top five of downloads. In its home country, TikTok’s owner ByteDance also holds the […]