Chinese regulators fined ByteDance’s blockbuster short video app Douyin the maximum penalty for spreading vulgar content, according to a government statement released on Friday. The amount of the fine was not specified in the statement. ByteDance declined to comment. Regulators said they received more than 900 reports of pornographic and vulgar content on Douyin in 2020. Douyin currently...
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