But he drew criticism for his comments made earlier in the post. That vision is in tatters now. Moreover, employees were told The president of Grindr stop communicating with their Beijing counterparts and to move all company-related communications from WeChat, a popular Chinese messaging platform owned by Tencent, to Slack.
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But he drew criticism for his comments made earlier in the post.