Tag: TikTok

TikTok calls Trump ban ‘political’ in lawsuit

Image copyright Getty Images Chinese video-sharing app TikTok has gone to court to challenge a ban imposed by US President Donald Trump. President Trump’s executive order prohibits transactions with TikTok’s owner ByteDance from mid-September. Officials in Washington are concerned that the firm could pass American users’ data to the Chinese government, something ByteDance has denied doing. Tiktok said the Trump… Read more →

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TikTok: Microsoft pauses talks on buying US arm – reports

A possible sale of Chinese-owned TikTok’s US operations to Microsoft is reportedly on hold after Donald Trump vowed to ban the video-sharing app. A sale was thought close to agreement, but was put in doubt after the US president’s warning on Friday. The Wall Street Journal said Microsoft had now paused talks despite TikTok owner ByteDance making last ditch efforts… Read more →

TikTok halts Hong Kong access after security law

Image copyright TikTok Short-video app TikTok has halted operations in Hong Kong, according to a notice posted on its website. The company flagged the move earlier this week after China imposed a new security law on the city. The law has restricted freedoms in the semi-autonomous territory, raising concerns of official oversight of social media. Other social media companies such… Read more →