• ByteDance tried to build an algorithm to censor Uighur livestreams on TikTok's Chinese sister app, a former employee has claimed

    11 days ago - By Business Insider

    Ethnic Uighur demonstrators take part in a protest against China, in Istanbul, Turkey October 1, 2020.
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    An ex-employee of ByteDance said it tried to build an algorithm for censoring Uighur livestreams.
    They said it would have been for removing content from Douyin, TikTok's Chinese sister app.
    China has been accused of genocide against the Uigher Muslims.
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    A former employee of TikTok's parent company ByteDance has claimed it tried to develop an algorithm to censor livestreams in the Uigher language. In an anonymous...
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