Vladimir Putin finds ally in China’s TikTok in crackdown on critics

//Vladimir Putin finds ally in China’s TikTok in crackdown on critics

Vladimir Putin finds ally in China’s TikTok in crackdown on critics

Mikhail Petrov’s TikTok posts started going viral this year when he tapped into growing discontent in Russia with bite-sized explanations of the country’s budding protest movement.His popularity exploded to over 250,000 followers and TikTok invited Petrov, a political science student at the Higher School of Economics in St Petersburg, to join a talent development programme. Then the sound started disappearing from some of his videos.TikTok, owned by China-based ByteDance, is among the global…

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