TikTok sale deadline won’t be extended, says Trump

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TikTok sale deadline won't be extended, says Trump

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The Chinese language proprietor of TikTok has till 15 September – and never a day longer – to search out an American purchaser for the video-sharing app, or face being banned within the US, in response to President Donald Trump.

“There will probably be no extension of the TikTok deadline,” Mr Trump mentioned.

The president has given the Chinese language proprietor of the app, ByteDance, 45 days to promote it.

TikTok declined to touch upon Mr Trump’s assertion.

If ByteDance doesn’t promote the app, then US corporations will probably be barred from doing enterprise with it after the deadline has elapsed.

“We’ll see what occurs. It’ll both be closed up or they’ll promote it,” mentioned Mr Trump on Thursday, when explaining that the deadline wouldn’t be pushed again.

In response to Mr Trump, TikTok and different Chinese language apps that accumulate knowledge on US residents pose a nationwide safety risk.

TikTok had beforehand mentioned it was

“shocked” by the prospect of a ban.

It has launched a legal challenge.
ByteDance additionally faces restrictions on selling its assets to firms outside China, which additional complicates the sale of TikTok.
Among the many firms known to have expressed interest in buying TikTok are Microsoft and US retail big Walmart.

Associated Subjects

  • TikTok

  • China
  • Donald Trump
  • United States

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