The Chinese-owned video app or the #1 video app in the world TikTok is suspending new video uploads and live streams in Russia.
The reason is, sharing fake news. Like other social media like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, TikTok has also blocked access to RT and Sputnik in the EU.
2/ In light of Russia’s new ‘fake news’ law, we have no choice but to suspend livestreaming and new content to our video service while we review the safety implications of this law. Our in-app messaging service will not be affected.
— TikTokComms (@TikTokComms) March 6, 2022
What is TikTok?
TikTok, known in China as Douyin, is a video-focused social networking service owned by the Chinese company ByteDance Ltd. It hosts a variety of short-form user videos, from genres like pranks, stunts, tricks, jokes, dance, and entertainment with durations from 15 seconds to three minutes.