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ByteDance developing Clubhouse-like app for China amid copycat rush

The Hindu | 05/03/2021 01:18 PM | Click to read full article

TikTok owner ByteDance is working on a Clubhouse-like app for China, sources familiar with the matter said, as the global success of the U.S.-based audio chat service inspires a rush of copycats in the country.

Clubhouse had seen a surge in users who participated in discussions on sensitive topics such as Xinjiang detention camps and Hong Kong independence. New offerings include Xiaomi Corp's reworking of its Mi Talk app into an invitation-only audio service.