TikTok, the Chinese-owned popular social video sharing app, said it would withdraw from Hong Kong following passage of draconian new security law that undermines the Chinese territory’s independent judiciary and internet freedoms. The decision by TikTok, which is owned by Beijing-based ByteDance, to pull back from Hong Kong follows a decision by Facebook and its WhatsApp subsidiary to suspend...
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Data Show TikTok Shop Relies on Indonesia, Where Business Is Threatened
TikTok just cannot escape government scrutiny. Even as the hugely popular ByteDance-owned app expands in the U.S. despite a persistent threat of a ban, the Indonesian government has decided on a new regulation to ban online shopping on social media. That would hobble TikTok’s fast-growing shopping service in Indonesia, which is the single biggest market for TikTok Shop, as the service is...
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