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Online abuse: Chinese apps like TikTok, Bigo Live on women panel's radar

Twitter, Facebook, Instagram told to ensure safer platforms for women, youth

Karan Choudhury & Neha Alawadhi  |  Bengaluru/New Delhi 

The parliamentary standing committee for empowerment of women is keeping tabs on Chinese social media apps, including TikTok, Helo and Bigo Live, among others, in a fresh bid to curb online abuse and trolling against women and young adults. According to sources, the committee may soon call representatives of these firms to take stock of the steps they are taking for preventing online abuse and trolling.

Time and again, several government agencies and courts have brought up the issue of safety of young adults on these Chinese apps. The standing committee wants to understand and ...

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First Published: Fri, December 06 2019. 21:16 IST
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