On April 18 the Acton Institute released to the public its powerful documentary about Jimmy Lai, the Hong Kong newspaperman who’s been in prison for the past 29 months. On Tuesday the Acton Institute’s TikTok account—which was set up the same day “The Hong Konger” premiered—was suspended. Coincidence, tongzhi?
This was not the message that TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew sent when he testified before Congress in March. Mr. Chew presented TikTok as any another American social-media company and discounted influence over content decisions from his Beijing-based parent company, Bytedance.