TikTok Claims ‘Technical Error’ Led to Suspension of Think Tank that Posted about Hong Kong [National Review]

TikTok has reinstated the account of the Acton Institute — which had posted several videos about the Chinese Communist Party’s crackdown in Hong Kong — in a reversal of a daylong suspension. In comments to National Review, the company explained the suspension as a technical glitch.

The Acton Institute had set up an account on the video-sharing platform to promote its new documentary on Jimmy Lai, the Hong Kong pro-democracy media mogul who was imprisoned by the city’s authorities. On Tuesday, TikTok suspended the account, thus removing access to six clips Acton had posted about the film, called “The Hong Konger,” which details Lai’s persecution by Beijing.

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