An open letter to TikTok PR: the company’s CFIUS woes won’t end well if it can’t tell a good story to the US public and lawmakers.
Bytedance is set to shove Baidu aside as the B in BATs, and is taking a bite out of Tencent’s ad revenue. Why? Its ads are just more effective.
Tech monopolies in China aren’t a mirror image of Silicon Valley—rather than walled gardens, think competing fiefdoms and proxy wars.
There’s more to Big Tech cultures than 996. When you join, you pick a new name, and you might not be told who the bosses are.
India has become the battleground for Chinese internet companies’ proxy war. Fake news is their chief weapon.
How and when are content platforms like Bytedance’s responsible for protecting their underage users?
Last month, I wrote an op-ed taking a critical eye to the globalization strategy of Bytedance, the Beijing-based parent company of ultra-popular Chinese news aggregation platform Jinri Toutiao. Riding a soaring valuation, Bytedance has stated its ambitions to apply their sophisticated AI-based recommendation engine to platforms aimed at overseas markets. In an ideal situation, this […]