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Platform News: TikTok office building in the US

Chinese version of TikTok to limit use of app by those under 14

Chinese short video app Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, said that all of its authenticated users below the age of 14 will now access the app in a “youth mode”, i...

Platform News: China

New regulations: China tells tech giants to stop blocking rivals’ links

China fired a fresh regulatory shot at its tech giants, telling them to end a long-standing practice of blocking each other’s links on their sites or face consequences.

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Australia considering new laws for Apple, Google, WeChat digital wallets

The Australian government is considering new laws that would tighten the regulation of digital payment services by tech giants such as Apple and Google.

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Chinese social media platforms to “rectify” financial self-media accounts

China’s top social media platforms, Wechat, Douyin, Sina Weibo and Kuaishou, have said they would begin to rectify irregular practices of “self-media” accounts th...

Platform News: Social Media businesses

Ethiopia to build local rival to Facebook, other platforms

Ethiopia has begun developing its own social media platform to rival Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp, though it does not plan to block the global services, the state communications ...

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Tencent will inspect WeChat’s ‘youth mode’ after prosecutors initiate lawsuit

Tencent said it would investigate the functions of its popular social messaging app WeChat’s “youth mode”, after Beijing prosecutors initiated a civil public-inte...

Platform News: China

International investor concerns mount over China’s tech rout

International investors were feeling bruised and uncertain on Tuesday as a third day of heavy selling hammered China’s top tech stocks and began to seep into currency and deb...

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WeChat suspends new user registration for security compliance

WeChat has temporarily suspended registration of new users in mainland China as it undergoes a technical upgrade “to align with relevant laws and regulations”, China...

Platform news: TikTok app based in China, US politics

US appeals courts dismiss government’s appeals of TikTok rulings

Two US appeals courts dismissed the Justice’s Department’s legal challenges to court rulings that barred a Trump-era effort to ban new downloads of Chinese-owned video-...

Platform Economy: TikTok and US politics

US ask courts to dismiss government appeals of TikTok ruling

The Biden administration has asked two federal appeals courts to dismiss the Justice Department’s legal challenges to court rulings that barred a Trump-era effort to ban new ...

Platform news: TikTok app based in China, US politics

Pressure: US removes TikTok and WeChat from prohibited transactions list

The US Commerce Department announced it was rescinding a list of prohibited transactions with TikTok and WeChat that were issued in September as the Trump administration sought to ...

US Department of Commerce

Chinese apps could face subpoenas or bans under Biden order

US President Biden’s executive order aimed at safeguarding Americans’ sensitive data would force some Chinese apps to take tougher measures to protect private informati...

Platform Industry: Modi PM of India

Frequent run-ins with India gov’t cloud US tech expansion plans

Another spat between India’s government and US big tech has exacerbated disillusion among firms which have spent billions to build hubs in their largest growth market, to the...

TRump, TikTok and WeChat

Biden drops Trump attempt to ban TikTok, WeChat; orders new review

The Biden – Harris White House has withdrawn a series of Trump-era executive orders that sought to ban new downloads of WeChat and TikTok, and ordered a Commerce Department r...

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