China-Owned TikTok Keeps Donations Earmarked For Refugees: Report

CHINA - 2021/03/28: In this photo illustration the Chinese video-sharing social networking service company TikTok logo seen on an Android mobile device with People's Republic of China flag in the background. (Photo Illustration by Budrul Chukrut/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • TikTok, the China-back social media platform, is keeping up to 70 percent of donations made to refugees through the platform, according to a BBC report.
  • The donations are earmarked for refugees living conflict zones such as Syria.
  • The BBC reported that TikTok views these donations as gifts and is deducting up to 70 percent as a fee.


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