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Chinese hate against black people becomes obvious after TikTok blocks black voices

Christian Fernsby ▼ | June 2, 2020
Nigerian authorities have evacuated 268 nationals from China amid the coronavirus pandemic and discrimination against African, authorities have said.
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Passengers arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in the capital Abuja late Saturday, the Nigerian foreign minister said in a series of tweets late Saturday.

some Chinese people weighed in on the topic with flat-out racist and hateful messages about black people. Given recent news about widespread discrimination faced by the African community in China, this eruption of racist comments shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.

"I’m not a racist, but I think they [black people] are hard to manage," says one message.

"If they live in China in large populations, there’s no guarantee that we won’t face similar situations in the future. Don’t bring them here."

" Don’t support black people just because you hate America."

TikTok has come under fire from users accusing it of censoring hashtags related to the ongoing US protests sparked by George Floyd's death. The company insists the issue was caused by a technical glitch.

Hashtags such as #GeorgeFloyd and #BlackLivesMatter were marked with zero views despite their subject matter dominating the news cycle and various social media for days.

Users of the platform, which is owned by China’s ByteDance, changed their profile pictures to black fists in solidarity with the protesters, while some on the social network have been encouraging others to blacklist those who did not support the movement.

Vanessa Pappas, TikTok US general manager, and Kudzi Chikumbu, director of creator community, responded to the slew of complaints by saying that “last week a technical glitch made it temporarily appear as if posts uploaded using #BlackLivesMatter and #GeorgeFloyd would receive 0 views.”