It seems that the issue between TikTok and the United States government is just beginning. The popular application indicated, through a video, that it will not go anywhere, referring to the attempt by President Donald Trump to ban the platform.
The clip shows a message from Vanessa Pappas, TikTok general manager for the United States, in which she emphasized that the service “is here for the long term.”
“Thank you to the millions of Americans who use TikTok every day and bring their creativity and fun into our daily lives,” Pappas said.
The general manager did not miss the opportunity to remember the economic impact that the social network has in the North American country.
“I am also proud of our 1,500 American employees who work on this app every day and the 10,000 additional jobs we will bring to this country in the next three years. I am excited about our US Creators Fund, where we just announced $ 1 billion to support them, and when it comes to security, we are building the most secure app because we know it is the right thing to do, ”she concluded.
Tiktok on US soil starting Saturday, August 1. “data-reactid =” 19 “> At the end of Friday, July 31, and aboard Air Force One, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, informed the press that he plans make use of an executive order to end Tiktok operations on US soil beginning Saturday, August 1.
stated the president. He also disagreed about a possible acquisition of the popular and growing application by Microsoft, this being a rumor that began to circulate on Friday morning. “Data-reactid =” 20 “>” Speaking of Tiktok, the application will be banned in the United States. I can do it with an executive order, “said the president. He also disagreed about a possible acquisition of the popular and growing application by Microsoft, this being a rumor that began to circulate Friday morning.
ByteDance Ltd. of& nbsp; China & # 39; to dispose of its ownership of the app in the US “.” data-reactid = “21”> As reported by Bloomberg on Friday, the president “plans to announce a decision ordering ByteDance Ltd. of China to dispose of its property of the application in the USA ”.
This determination would be strongly influenced by the dangers to national security and possible theft of data from the cell phones of US users.
As Bloomberg argues, the decision “would employ the United States Foreign Investment Council (CFIUS) to compel Bytedance to divest, similar to the process carried out against Grindr’s Chinese investors last year.”
In early July, Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state, said on Fox News that they wanted to censor the popular app.
“We are taking this very seriously. We are certainly seeing it, ”Pompeo said at the time. “With regard to Chinese applications on people’s cell phones, the United States will also have this correct one.”
A phone with the TikTok application
Microsoft comes to the rescue?
However, the most bombastic thing is that after divesting itself of its shares, the ByteDance company would be selling its property to Microsoft.
At least this was stated by the Fox Business Network journalist, Charles Gasparino, on his Twitter account:
“Investment banking sources say the Trump Administration through #CFIUS is ready to issue a notice to @BytedanceTalk to get rid of his stake in the American part of @Tik Tok; The speculation on Wall Street is that the American business could be sold to an American company. A name in the negotiation:@Microsoft ”he commented.“data-reactid =” 40 “>“ Investment banking sources say the Trump Administration via #CFIUS is ready to issue a notice to @BytedanceTalk to ditch its stake in the US part of @Tik Tok; Speculation on Wall Street is that the American business could be sold to an American company. A name in the bargain: @Microsoft, “he said.
Musical.ly, a lip sync app, for $ 1 billion and renamed it & nbsp; as TikTok. “data-reactid =” 47 “> In 2017, Bytedance bought Musical.ly, a lip sync app, for $ 1 billion and renamed it TikTok.
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