ByteDance acquired the Indonesian news aggregator app – BaBe – in 2018 and created a new set of guidelines, prohibiting content against the Chinese authorities, sources told Reuters. The guidelines, according to the sources, were changed in the mid-2020s when reading the previously censored content as possible. ByteDance, in disagreement, said that they were changed in 2019, indicating that it has stopped the practice of censoring content since 2019 only.  

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