Recently, US President Trump stated that because TikTok may leak US user information, it will either be blocked or forced to sell. He will ban , an overseas version of TikTok, from operating in the United States. This immediately triggered strong reactions from all walks of life. According to an August 2 report by Fox Television, Microsoft and TikTok are negotiating with the White House to avoid Trump’s complete ban on TikTok.
Negotiate the sale of TikTok to Microsoft
On August 2nd, local time, Microsoft of the United States issued a statement on its official website stating that it will continue to seek the possibility of acquiring TikTok’s business in the United States. This is a decision made after discussions between Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and President Trump. .
According to Reuters, US President Trump has agreed to give ByteDance 45 days to negotiate the sale of TikTok’s to Microsoft. The source said that negotiations between ByteDance and Microsoft will be supervised by the US Foreign Investment Committee, which has the power to prevent any agreement from being reached.
Currently, the White House has not yet responded.
Bytedance sounded late at night:
Strictly abide by local laws and safeguard legal rights
Late on the night of August 2, Bytedance, the parent company of TikTok’s, posted on its official Wei Toutiao account: Bytedance has always been committed to becoming a global company. We strictly abide by local laws and will actively use the rights granted to us by the law to safeguard the legal rights of the company.
U.S. netizens launched “Save TikTok”
As soon as the news that TikTok would be banned came out, many Americans expressed their dismay and opposition. Many people expressed the hope that TikTok can stay in the United States.
It is understood that after TikTok entered the US market, it quickly entered the top ten download charts in the Apple App Store and Google App Store. Has now topped the list of the app store. As of the end of April this year, TikTok ‘shas been downloaded 165 million times by users in the United States, accounting for about 50% of its total population. The United States is TikTok’s second largest overseas market with about 30 million monthly active users.