TikTok’s response after Trump said it was going to be banned

The Chinese company responded to the President’s intention of banning the app. The mandatory communicated his strategy to journalists during a flight on his airplane, the Air Force One. Read more below.

  • TikTok is valued at $50 billion.
  • Microsoft has allegedly plans to buy it and "make it safe for the American public".
  • Authorities are concern that the private information of their users is being sent directly to the Chinese Communist Party.
  • India has already banned it, alongside other 58 more apps.

TikTok’s United States Manager, Vanessa Pappas first response was "We are not going anywhere". The popular dance video app is used by almost 800 million users worldwide.

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) examined the situation with the authorities and it could end up like the Chinese tech company Huawei, entering the "Black List" of companies that pose a threat to national security.

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The power invested on the President could end up in Trump signing an order to ban it from the Country. One option is that it changes to an American ownership like Microsoft. The 10.000 employees and millions of influencers that earn a living with the app are waiting to see what happens next with their future.

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