August 1, 2020

ByteDance offers to sell TikTok’s US ops as Trump ban looms: report

San Francisco (AFP) – ByteDance, the Chinese parent company of wildly popular TikTok, has offered to sell the app’s US operations as a way to avert a ban by the government of President Donald Trump, The New York Times reported Saturday.After weeks of rumors and pressure, Trump said Friday he was preparing to bar the app from operating in the United States, perhaps by executive order on Saturday.Earlier, media reports had suggested Trump would require that the US operations of the app be divested from ByteDance, but he instead announced a ban.But the Times report, citing an unnamed source famil…


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