Chinese e-sports video streaming app Douyu has been taken down from the Chinese iOS app store. The news comes just one day after “WeChat rival” Bullet Messenger was removed from the iOS App Store on October 9.

Bullet stated yesterday that the reason behind the removal was that certain content provided by its partner was reported for possible copyright violations. However, the fast-rising messaging app which gained attention after topping China’s iOS App Store chart soon after its launch in August has faced complaints over loose security settings and for spreading vulgar content. In the meantime, Bullet has been restored to the Chinese version of App Store and is again available for download.

Douyu is still available on the mainstream Android stores, but only in a stripped-down version that allows users to view but not upload videos. In addition, the pared-down app doesn’t allow viewers to tip streamers.

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Bailey Hu

Bailey Hu is based in China’s hardware capital, Shenzhen. Her interests include local maker culture, grassroots innovation and how tech shapes society, as well as vice versa.