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U.S. threatens TikTok ban unless Chinese owners sell stake

March 16, 2023

Via: Mashable

Adding to the mounting tension between TikTok and governments everywhere, the Biden administration has reportedly demanded that Chinese company ByteDance sell TikTok — or face a total ban.

TikTok first told the Wall Street Journal(Opens in a new tab) that Beijing-based ByteDance, which owns TikTok, is being asked to divest itself from the app in order to cut ties with China. The app first faced the possibility of a ban under the Trump administration in 2020.

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