Jul 07, 2020

TikTok to quit Hong Kong

TikTok has said it will quit Hong Kong after China imposed a new security law on the city.

"In light of recent events, we've decided to stop operations of the TikTok app in Hong Kong," a spokesman told the BBC.

The company's exit from the city will come "within days," according to the Reuters news agency.

Facebook and Twitter said this week they were "pausing" co-operation with Hong Kong police over user information.

The short-form video app was launched by China-based ByteDance for users outside mainland China as part of a strategy to grow its global audience.

The tech company operates a similar short video sharing app in China called Douyin.

(BBC News)

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