Sergi Xaudiera

TikTok's local moderation guidelines ban pro-LGBT content

Originally published 27 September 2019 by Sergi Xaudiera

Global digital censorship, how dangerous could be that China sets the global standard.

The rules were applied on top of the general moderation guidelines, first reported by the Guardian on Wednesday, which included a number of clauses that banned speech that touched on topics sensitive to China, including Tiananmen Square, Tibet and Falun Gong. ByteDance, the Beijing-based company that owns TikTok, says the moderation guidelines were replaced in May.

★ Alex Hern , The Guardian