The Trump administration came to the conclusion that TikTok, owned by Chinese tech firm ByteDance, is a threat to US national security and has threatened to ban it in the US unless it is sold to a US company or consortium. Photo: AFP The Trump administration came to the conclusion that TikTok, owned by Chinese tech firm ByteDance, is a threat to US national security and has threatened to ban it in the US unless it is sold to a US company or consortium. Photo: AFP
The Trump administration came to the conclusion that TikTok, owned by Chinese tech firm ByteDance, is a threat to US national security and has threatened to ban it in the US unless it is sold to a US company or consortium. Photo: AFP

Global Impact newsletter: TikTok’s clock is ticking in the US

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Topic |   TikTok
The Trump administration came to the conclusion that TikTok, owned by Chinese tech firm ByteDance, is a threat to US national security and has threatened to ban it in the US unless it is sold to a US company or consortium. Photo: AFP The Trump administration came to the conclusion that TikTok, owned by Chinese tech firm ByteDance, is a threat to US national security and has threatened to ban it in the US unless it is sold to a US company or consortium. Photo: AFP
The Trump administration came to the conclusion that TikTok, owned by Chinese tech firm ByteDance, is a threat to US national security and has threatened to ban it in the US unless it is sold to a US company or consortium. Photo: AFP
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