🔴 EXCLUSIVE: Documents reveal how TikTok's Chinese version uses facial recognition to police foreigners.— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) July 12, 2020
The monitoring system is used to ban any live broadcast of anti-government sentiments and even impose a dress code to female users.
Wife trying livestreaming on Douyin. Comes over to me in the middle of a stream and puts me on camera. After about a minute, notice pops up saying that foreigners are not allowed to appear on livestreams "without permission".— Joshua Dummer (@JoshuaDummer) July 8, 2020
After about another minute of livestreaming on Douyin, our stream was shut down and the account was suspended from streaming for 10 minutes. pic.twitter.com/DsT6AiqCbT— Joshua Dummer (@JoshuaDummer) July 8, 2020