TikTok Ban: ByteDance Will get Trump Nod to Keep away from Shutdown in the USA

US President Donald Trump said on Saturday he supported a deal in principle that would allow TikTok to continue to operate in the United States, even as it appeared to conflict with his earlier order for China’s ByteDance to divest the video app. ByteDance was racing to avoid a crackdown on TikTok after the US …

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Fb’s Balloting Labels on US Presidential Candidate Posts Sow Confusion

Facebook has started adding informational labels to all posts about voting by federal elected officials and candidates in the US, as it said it would do. But the move appears to be sowing confusion rather than dispelling it. This week, the social network applied labels to posts by Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, among …

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TikTok Customers Play It Cool Over Newest US Ban Risk

Look who is not freaking out. Since July, TikTok users have braced for a threatened ban of the ultra-popular short-form video app in the United States, with some opening accounts on rival platforms and encouraging friends to do the same. Then early on Friday Reuters broke the news that the US government was preparing to block …

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TikTok Information Grievance Towards Trump Management to Block US Ban: File

TikTok has asked a US judge to block the Trump administration banning on the Chinese social-media network, Bloomberg News reported on Saturday. TikTok and its parent company, ByteDance, filed a complaint in Washington federal court late Friday night challenging US President Donald Trump’s executive order, the report said. The US Commerce Department issued a ban …

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TikTok Enthusiasts Categorical Outrage Over Trump Risk of US Ban

A TikTok star pounds a beat as she weaves lyrics mocking the idea of US President Donald Trump banning the short-form video sharing app. The “Trump Freestyle” post Monday by @maya2960 quickly racked up more than a million views and 500,000 “likes” on the popular platform owned by China-based ByteDance. “Didn’t think this through, little …

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TikTok Deal: Trump’s Call for for US Reduce Is Unheard of

President Donald Trump’s demand that the US government get a cut from a potential Microsoft purchase of TikTok is the latest unprecedented scenario in an unprecedented situation. Microsoft is in talks to buy parts of TikTok, a forced sale after Trump threatened to ban the Chinese-owned video app, which claims 100 million US users and …

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TikTok’s Adventure From International Sensation to Trump Goal

Microsoft’s potential acquisition of TikTok’s US operations is the latest twist in a rollercoaster two years for the short video app, which has come under growing scrutiny from overseas governments as its global popularity soars. With TikTok, owner ByteDance became the first Chinese company to achieve global success with a consumer app. But amid rising …

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TikTok and WeChat: US to Block App Downloads on Sunday

TikTok and WeChat will disappear from Apple App Store and Google Play store Sunday night in the US, unless the two apps can reach a last minute deal with Trump administration. This move will block Americans from downloading the Chinese-owned platforms over concerns they pose a national security threat. The bans, announced on Friday, affect …

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TikTok Clutch May just Lengthen — or Undermine — US On-line Dominance

A tie-up of TikTok with Microsoft could extend American dominance of the online and social media world. But it may have some unintended, negative consequences too for US firms and the open Internet. The deal being negotiated with the administration of President Donald Trump would carve out parts of the popular video app for Microsoft, …

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TikTok Faces Any other Check: Its First US Presidential Election

TikTok, already under scrutiny over its Chinese ownership and threatened with a possible ban by US President Donald Trump, is facing another major challenge: how to handle content around its first US presidential election. Originally known for teenagers’ viral dance routines and prank videos, Tiktok is now increasingly a destination for political content from its …

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