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After coming under fire in the US, TikTok hires local law firm for policy advice

The short video app said its new team of (US) advisors will include two former congressmen and consult with the company on its content management policy and provide legal support. Chinese internet companies have come under scrutiny in the West for data protection policies that are often seen as laxer than more developed countries.
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TikTok's US launch celebration in August 2018 in Los Angeles Getty Images
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By Yang Ge TikTok, the international version of a popular short video app owned by Chinese tech giant ByteDance, has hired a major U.S. law firm to advise it on policy, a week after a Washington politician called for re-examination of a previous company acquisition due to its content policing policies. The company, whose domestic Chinese short
more than 150 countries and regions worldwide and had more than 500 million users. But the company has also previously been fined in other countries due to its relatively lax content review policies. In 2018 the service was suspended in Indonesia for content violations, and was only allowed to resume after cleaning up the problems. (Source: Caixin Global)
By Yang Ge TikTok, the international version of a popular short video app owned by Chinese tech giant ByteDance, has hired a major U.S. law firm to advise it on policy, a week after a Washington politician called for re-examination of a previous company acquisition due to its content policing policies. The company, whose domestic Chinese short more than 150 countries and regions worldwide and had more than 500 million users. But the company has also previously been fined in other countries due to its relatively lax content review policies. In 2018 the service was suspended in Indonesia for content violations, and was only allowed to resume after cleaning up the problems. (Source: Caixin Global)

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