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Chinese internet company Beijing Byte Dance Telecommunications Co. Ltd.'s short video app Douyin reported that its daily active users reached 400 million as of Jan. 5, 2020, according to its 2019 annual report.

Douyin's number of daily active users rose to 320 million in July 2019 from 250 million in January 2019, and according to the report. The report also summarized the user preferences of the type of videos posted on the app. It did not disclose specific numbers.

Rival Tencent Holdings Ltd.-backed short video app Kuaishou reported more than 200 million daily active users in June 2019, according to a September post on the app's official WeChat account, Kwaidaily.

Meanwhile, ByteDance's international version of Douyin, called TikTok, said in a transparent report released Dec. 30, 2019, that the platform removed or restricted four posts and eight accounts for the Indian government; the number for the U.S. government was one post and seven accounts during the first six months of 2019.

TikTok has been facing scrutiny from a number of U.S. lawmakers over security and privacy-related issues.