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US emergency order gives ByteDance 90 days to sell US operations in TikTok

Monday 17 August 2020 | 16:32 CET | News
US President Donald Trump has invoked emergency powers and is giving ByteDance 90 days to divest its US operations in TikTok, including any data obtained from TikTok or Musical.ly app holders in the US. In an order published on the Whitehouse.gov portal, Trump said there was credible evidence that ByteDance, owner of TikTok, might, with its 2017 acquisition of US social media app Musical.ly, "take action that threatens to impair the national security of the United States."

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Companies: Microsoft / TikTok / Twitter
Countries: United States
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