Chinese social media to display user locations based on IP address, including platforms from ByteDance and Zhihu

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**Douyin**, the Chinese version of TikTok, will start displaying **user provinces**. The platforms said the measure, which is not mandated by law, is meant to “**prevent netizens from pretending to be locals and spreading rumours**”

FreezingBlizzard

Reminds me of the time when Snapchat had an auto update which displayed every one of your friend’s EXACT location on the global map. Most people only found out about it from others telling them they could see exactly where you lived. You had to manually turn it off… What a fucking disaster that was.

wydStepBug

That sounds scary lol

Frosty_Redhots

Could that be spoof’d (spl)?

ulol_zombie

If Reddit did that, it would be enlightening

brxn