US President Donald Trump says he plans to ban Chinese-owned social networking app TikTok, citing security concerns. US officials are examining the potential for TikTok to be used by the Chinese government as tool for gathering intelligence.
US President Donald Trump could soon order Chinese company ByteDance to sell its video app TikTok, sources close to the matter have said. Tech giant Microsoft allegedly wants to buy the platform.
Microsoft's potential acquisition of Chinese short-video app TikTok might turn the US company into an important player in the social media sector. How much of a threat could it be to the likes of Facebook and Google?
US President Trump said he would back Microsoft or any other "secure" US tech firm buying the Chinese app TikTok. But he said the sale must be done by September 15 — or the app will not be allowed to operate in the US.
Despite US President Donald Trump's threat to ban the platform, TikTok is growing in popularity worldwide. Famous museums are starting their own channels.
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