The app launched in 2017 by Chinese developer ByteDance is considering to move away from its Chinese roots.
Tik Tok, known as the Chinese iOS and Android social media video app, has been popular in a short period, hitting outside the domestic market and breaking Facebook's monopoly on social apps.
As per reports from the Wall Street Journal on the recent press attention and political criticism, there are reports of the emerging company censoring content over fears of angering the Chinese government.
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TikTok employees have also advised senior executives to strive towards tactical rebrand to escape from the scrutiny.
But ByteDance spokesman recently denied the 'Journal' report of rebranding, and it screens out Chinese content in the US. A ByteDance spokesman told Business Insider.
It is well known that ByteDance was founded in China. But the reality is that the TikTok app does not operate in China, and we are building out and empowering teams in the markets where it does operate. We have been very open about this.
Despite the fact that Tiktok denies the reports of moving, people still suspect about the news being a coverup to their internal policy. What do you think about it, guys?