A Saucy App Knows China’s Taste in News. The Censors Are Worried

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Toutiao, if you have ever loaded it up, is full of crap. It's a huge business, it has very smart tech behind it, but it really makes you lose faith in humanity. It turns out when exposed to an algorithm that will feed you more of what you want, what you want is not especially wholesome. The Chinese politcos have started to realise and are cracking down on the app that really only makes sense for filling the void that Facebook provides in the west.

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