Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 4, 2023 / 00:01 am
Following public outcry over its apparent censorship of a new documentary about imprisoned Catholic Hong Kong pro-democracy advocate Jimmy Lai, TikTok has reversed its suspension of the account belonging to the film’s producer, the Michigan-based Acton Institute.
A spokesperson for the social media giant told the Wall Street Journal late Wednesday that the filmmaker’s account “was removed in error and is available again on platform.”
CNA sought a further explanation from TikTok but did not receive a response before publication.
Acton’s president emeritus Father Robert A. Sirico, who is the executive producer of the film and a personal friend of Jimmy Lai, responded to the suspension in a defiant tweet Wednesday afternoon.