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TikTok to exit Hong Kong ‘within days’ND

Karishma Vaswani, BBC, July 7, 2020

Video sharing platform, TikTok, has said it will quit Hong Kong after China imposed a new national security law giving local authorities sweeping online censorship and surveillance powers. In a bid to change its global image, the Beijing-based company has consistently refused to hand over data to Chinese authorities arguing intervention raises concerns about data privacy. Critics of the new law, also say it erodes Hong Kong’s freedoms as a semi-autonomous region, including freedom of speech. TikTok has released a statement denouncing the new laws, stating: “We have no higher priority than promoting a safe and secure app experience for our users. We have never provided user data to the Chinese government, nor would we do so if asked.”

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