ByteDance has stepped up efforts to separate its social media app TikTok from much of its Chinese operations, amid a US national security panel’s inquiry into the safety of the personal data it handles. Photo: Reuters

China's ByteDance moves to ring fence TikTok app amid US probe: sources

  • Beijing-based ByteDance, which owns TikTok, has stepped up moves to separate the short video app from much of its Chinese operations, sources told Reuters
  • It is also hiring more US engineers to reduce its reliance on staff in China, according to people familiar with the matter
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ByteDance has stepped up efforts to separate its social media app TikTok from much of its Chinese operations, amid a US national security panel’s inquiry into the safety of the personal data it handles. Photo: Reuters
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