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Tech & Science China reportedly orders TikTok owner ByteDance to remove Feishu workplace app

04:55  27 april  2020
04:55  27 april  2020 Source:   msn.com

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The Chinese government reportedly has ordered ByteDance to take down its Feishu workplace messaging tool from app stores in China for a month because it let users access posts from The app allowed users to access posts from Facebook and Twitter, which are banned in China .

The Cyberspace Administration of China informed TikTok ’s operator it must take down its Feishu office collaboration tool from major domestic app stores for about a Feishu -- a mash-up of Slack, Skype and Google Docs -- competes in China against similar offerings from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and

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The Chinese government has ordered ByteDance to take down its Feishu workplace messaging tool from app stores in China for a month because it let users access posts from Facebook and Twitter, which are banned in the country, Bloomberg reported. ByteDance, which also operates the social media app TikTok, developed Feishu as an internal app, then marketed it for business use in 2019. An international version of the app, called Lark, launched in April 2019 and is still operating in markets like Japan and Singapore.

Feishu has become popular in China during the coronavirus pandemic as people continue working from home. Bloomberg describes the app as a combination of Slack, Skype, and Google Docs. In China, Feishu competes with Alibaba’s DingTalk and Tencent’s WeChat. Last month, the much larger WeChat started blocking links from Feishu.

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ByteDance 's Feishu app for office collaboration was handed a 30-day To be specific, the Chinese government ordered the Feishu app ’s delisting from downloads for showing foreign content. Feishu ’s popularity has lately surged in China as more people now work from home while they’re

The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) reportedly told Beijing-based internet giant ByteDance to take down workplace communication app Feishu (飞书) from Chinese app stores ByteDance is best known for its viral video-sharing app TikTok (known as Douyin on the Chinese mainland) as well

Feishu parent company ByteDance faced heavy scrutiny last year for its relationship with China; it denied allegations in a that TikTok was censoring pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) raised security concerns about TikTok. In December, the US army barred soldiers from using TikTok, calling the app a cyber threat.

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