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Trump Orders Bytedance To Sell Off US Tiktok Assets by Fulaniherdmens: 11:48am On Aug 17
President Donald Trump on Friday gave the Chinese company ByteDance 90 days to divest itself of any assets used to support the popular TikTok app in the United States. Trump’s executive order said there is “credible evidence that leads me to believe that ByteDance … might take action that threatens to impair the national security of the United States.”

Trump last week ordered sweeping but vague bans on dealings with the Chinese owners of TikTok and the messaging app WeChat, saying they are a threat to U.S. national security, foreign policy and the economy. It remains unclear what the TikTok orders mean for the app’s 100 million U.S. users, many of them teenagers or young adults who use it to post and watch short-form videos. Trump on Friday also ordered ByteDance to divest itself of “any data obtained or derived” from TikTok users in the U.S. Microsoft is in talks to buy parts of TikTok

Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/08/trump-orders-bytedance-to-sell-off-us-tiktok-assets/
Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/08/trump-orders-bytedance-to-sell-off-us-tiktok-assets/

Re: Trump Orders Bytedance To Sell Off US Tiktok Assets by rottennaija(m): 12:19pm On Aug 17
Trump wants to fight technology with draconian orders. Technology always wins.

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