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China: Children given daily time limit on Douyin – its version of TikTok

BBC News

September 20, 2021

Douyin, China’s version of TikTok, will limit use of the platform for children to 40 minutes a day.

The rules will apply to users under 14, who have been authenticated using their real names, and who will be able to access it between 06:00 and 22:00.

Parent company Bytedance announced the app’s Youth Mode in a blog post,saying it is the first short-video company in the industry to have these limits.

It comes as China cracks down on teenagers’ use of technology.

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