BYTEDANCE AND HUAWEI WORK CLOSELY WITH CPP IN XINJIANG

Beijing – Chinese tech giants including ByteDance, TikTok’s parent company, and Huawei are working closely with the Communist Party to censor and surveil Uighur Muslims in China’s western region of Xinjiang, according to a report published Thursday.

New evidence of links between the security apparatus and China’s biggest tech companies come just days after TikTok shut down the account of an American teenager who’d sought to highlight China’s human rights abuses in Xinjiang during what began as a make up video.

After widespread condemnation for censoring an American, TikTok backtracked and reactivated 17-year-old New Jersey high school junior Feroza Aziz’s account.

https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/tiktok-s-owner-is-helping-china-s-campaign-of-repression-in-xinjiang-report-finds-20191129-p53fcs.html