February 13, 2021

corruption

Tencent says exec being probed over links to ‘personal’ corruption allegations

(Reuters) – Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings Ltd said a company executive is being investigated by authorities over allegations of “personal corruption”, after a media report said the move was linked to sharing of personal data from its popular WeChat app.

FILE PHOTO: A logo of Tencent is seen at its booth at the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing, China September 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang

The move comes amid Beijing’s unprecedented crackdown on its home-grown internet platforms, which has ensnared some of its best technology innovators and private-sector champions over violations of anti-trust and

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