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

By Isobel Asher Hamilton
Feb 19, 2021

A former employee of TikTok's parent company ByteDance has claimed it tried to develop an algorithm to censor livestreams in the Uighur language.

In an anonymous interview with Protocol, the former ByteDance staffer, who worked for the company's Trust and Safety team, described developing tools to help the company's moderation efforts for Douyin — TikTok's sister app for the Chinese market.

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