ByteDance news app censored 'anti-China' content in Indonesia: Report

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Chinese tech giant ByteDance censored content it perceived as critical of the Chinese government on its news aggregator app in Indonesia from 2018 to mid-2020, six people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

The sources said that local moderators were instructed by a team from ByteDance's Beijing headquarters to delete articles seen as "negative" about Chinese authorities on the Baca Berita (BaBe) app. In a statement to Reuters, BaBe said it disagreed with the claims and that it moderates content according.....

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