He accused Grindr of negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress, false advertising, and deceptive business practices for allowing him to be impersonated and turned into an unwitting beacon for stalkers and harassers.
However, it has since been suggested the app might not be liable, as the federal Communications Decency Act (CDA) could apply meaning Grindr is simply a “neutral” app that displays third-party content.
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Grindr is not the largest app of this type in China, with Blued, started by former policeman Geng Le in 2013, having more users.
Beijing Kunlun Tech has completed its acquisition, after initially investing in the company back in January 2016.
It originally bought 61.5% of the gay social-network for $93 million, and has now purchased the remaining 38.5% stake in Grindr LLC for $152 million.
Some of these issues are taboo on my talk show we allow all kinds of comments and I won’t lash out at any one on the stage, even though I don’t agree with some people’s opinions in my heart.
I hope my programme can spur the public to debate issues such as discrimination against single-parent families and misogynistic standards for choosing a girlfriend.
Despite her huge success as a television host, she says she would prefer dancing to hosting TV programmes if forced to choose just one job. I liked their idea of having parents help children select partners since it matches Chinese people’s concept of marriage as not only a deal between two people, but also a deal between two families.
I thought the programme was also a good fit for me because I can communicate freely with both young and old people. It was aired from the end of last year to February of this year and the viewer ratings were among the highest on the weekend.
Some parents will tout the offer of hundreds of millions of yuan or property ownership in Shanghai in order to lure a favoured candidate to choose their child as a partner. But later I found that my fans were aged from five to 100 as my programmes are the ones attracting the whole family to sit down in front of the TV, watch and discuss together. Once I played a role in a stage drama and a 100-year-old granny, supported by her great-grandson, came to see me. I asked, since she was so old, whether she could hear or understand what I was talking about.