China's Internet regulator says Alibaba, Tencent have submitted app algorithm details

China's Internet regulator says Alibaba, Tencent have submitted app algorithm details

Tencent Holding Ltd

China‘s top Internet watchdog said on Friday tech giants such as Tencent Holdings and Alibaba Group have submitted details of algorithms used in some of their products, complying with a drive by authorities to tighten oversight of platform algorithms.

The rules are part of a broad regulatory crackdown by Beijing against its once free-wheeling technology sector. State media had accused internet platforms of using algorithms to invade user privacy and influencing their choices.

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