ByteDance: Dancing on authoritarian tunes

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A recent Reuters report has claimed that Chinese tech giant ByteDance is working in the interest of Chinese Communist Party as it censored content which was perceived to be critical of the Chinese government on its Indonesian news aggregator app Baca Berita (BaBe). It claimed that as per instruction from ByteDance’s Beijing HQ, the local moderators deleted negative articles about China’s ruling dispensation.