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Shutdown of Jimmy Lai Filmmaker’s TikTok Account Reversed After Censorship Outcry…

Shutdown of Jimmy Lai Filmmaker’s TikTok Account Reversed After Censorship Outcry…

“This is both deplorable and predictable. Yet, truth has a way of interring [its] undertakers,” the Catholic priest wrote.

TikTok is owned by ByteDance, a Beijing-based company that reportedly has links to the Chinese government. The company is currently trying to fend off bipartisan efforts on Capitol Hill to restrict or outright ban TikTok in the U.S. because of privacy and security concerns.

The Acton Institute is a think tank based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, whose stated mission is “to promote a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles.”

Its documentary, “The Hong Konger: Jimmy Lai’s Extraordinary Struggle for Freedom,” has garnered more than 1.3 million views since its April 18 release on YouTube and the website freejimmylai.com.

Acton used its TikTok account to post short video clips and other content promoting the film.

“In just over a week, we had amassed 4+ million views of our TikTok content, 64K likes, and more than 27K followers,” Acton spokesman Eric Kohn said in one of a series of tweets he posted Wednesday detailing TikTok’s actions.

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