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Q&A: What would a US ban on Chinese-owned app TikTok mean?

 

August 2, 2020



NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump says he wants to take action to ban TikTok, a popular Chinese-owned video app that has been a source of national security and censorship concerns.

The threat comes as Microsoft Corp. is in advanced talks to buy the Chinese app, owned by Bytedance Ltd., according to a person familiar with the discussions who spoke only on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity to the negotiations. Microsoft declined to comment.

It's not clear whether Trump would accept a divestment as a concession. But there have been reports of U.S. tech giants and financi...



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