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We can speculate as to why Tantan implemented the warning system.
It might be designed to pre-emptively appease Chinese authorities.
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It’s often compared to Tinder for the way it works. Users can manually fill in their profile description and interests as there is no automated collection of user data the way Facebook works. You will then be presented with a person’s photo and profile and swipe left or right to select this person or to “eliminate” him/her.
But according to Salibra, in an email exchange Tantan founder Yue Wang said it’s a matter of politeness.
“We have a list of sensitive words in the app which we use to remind users to behave in a civilized way.
Users can still send and receive words that are marked as offensive.
But As Salibra points out, given that all data that passes through Tantan is easily viewable by anyone with a little tech-savvy, it’s probably best for users to be cautious.
While it might help facilitate one-night stands, Tantan is not immune to China’s internet censorship.But Salibra also found an equally puzzling set of code: A list of sexually charged phrases like “hookup buddy” and “get a room” had been flagged as “foul.” Users who attempt to enter them in a chat room will receive a warning message, either in Chinese or English depending on the app settings.We typed China’s censors typically direct their energy toward politically charged phrases, banning terms like “64” (a reference to the Tiananmen massacre) or “Bo Xilai” (the disgraced politician).No matter what kind of sexual encounter you’re interested in, within minutes, you’ll connect with someone (or someones) who’s interested in the same thing. If you’re looking for an affair, or if you’re part of a couple and are looking for a third, Adult Friend Finder can help you find that, too.
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