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TikTok Workers Reveal Pressure, Poor Conditions – WSJ


Concerns are rising about TikTok's ability to access a vast number of users' phones and personal data
Concerns are rising about TikTok's ability to access a vast number of users' phones and personal data. Image: AFP.

 

Employees of the China-owned TikTok suffered through 85 hours of meetings a week, sleep deprivation and a generally oppressive work culture, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing interviews with ex-staff in the US.

The report said TikTok, owned by ByteDance, borrowed some practices of Amazon, where Jeff Bezos oversaw a demanding approach to staff.

 

Read the full report: The Wall Street Journal

 

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George Russell

George Russell is a freelance writer and editor based in Hong Kong who has lived in Asia since 1996. His work has been published in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, New York Post, Variety, Forbes and the South China Morning Post.

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