ByteDance may miss US deadline for TikTok deal, says report

WION Web Team
Washington, DC, United States of America Published: Sep 10, 2020, 04.34 PM(IST)

TikTok logos are seen on smartphones in front of a displayed ByteDance logo in this illustration taken Nov. 27, 2019 Photograph:( Reuters )

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The Trump administration is seeking to ban TikTok unless ByteDance sells the short-video app's US operations.

ByteDance is likely to miss the deadline imposed by the Trump administration for the sale of TikTok's US assets as new Chinese regulations have complicated deal talks with bidders Microsoft Corp and Oracle Corp.

According to a report published in Bloomberg on Thursday, the company likely needs beyond the U.S. executive order ban on September 20 to reach an agreement with either of the parties due to the Chinese regulatory review, the report said.

The Trump administration is seeking to ban TikTok unless ByteDance sells the short-video app's US operations, citing potential national security risk due to the vast amount of private data the app is compiling on US consumers.

ByteDance has said the Chinese government does not have any jurisdiction over TikTok content.

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