Although TikTok denies government censorship, CNN’s data analysis tells a different story. The hashtag #Uyghurs is 10.4 times more common on Instagram* than TikTok, raising concerns that content on the app is being manipulated to benefit the Chinese Communist Party.

Even more worrying, #Tiananmen, associated with the 1989 protests, is 153 times more likely to appear on Instagram* than on TikTok.

Is moderation on TikTok a convenient cover for the Chinese government’s interests? Although the evidence is not that comprehensive, it speaks volumes.

*Belongs to Meta, who is recognized as an extremist and banned in the Russian Federation

Source: Ferra

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