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Interview with TikTok Head Alex Zhu "As a Chinese Company, We Never Get the Benefit of the Doubt"

In an interview, Alex Zhu, the head of the Chinese video app TikTok, defends the company against accusations of spying and censorship and explains why he isn't interested in making the platform a place for political debate.
TikTok executive Alex Zhu: "We've made quite a few mistakes in the past, no question."

TikTok executive Alex Zhu: "We've made quite a few mistakes in the past, no question."

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A post from a TikTok influencer: According to Zhu, "A lot of people say they don't like politics on social media."

A post from a TikTok influencer: According to Zhu, "A lot of people say they don't like politics on social media."

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