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It’s become increasingly difficult to tell where apps are from

Jane Li
A Chinese flag and American flag wave in the wind.
A Chinese flag and American flag wave in the wind.

Many people who are not part of the majority ethnic group in the country they live in are accustomed to being asked: “But where are you really from?” Now companies are being asked the same question. TikTok, owned by Beijing-based ByteDance, has fought hard this year to prove it isn’t a Chinese app in response…

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