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Q&A: What would a US ban on Chinese-owned app TikTok mean?

12 days ago   |   By Star Tribune

President Donald Trump says he wants to take action to ban TikTok, a popular Chinese-owned video app that has been a source of national security and censorship concerns.
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Hundreds of thousands flee TikTok for American-made Byte as Trump ban looms

Hundreds of thousands flee TikTok for American-made Byte as Trump ban looms

12 days ago   |   By New York Post

Byte, a social media app released in January, might swallow up a good chunk of TikTok's 800 million users as President Trump threatens to ban the China-based tech. On July 9, just two days after the feds first mentioned taking action against TikTok over concerns China was using it to data-gather and spy on Americans,...
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‘We're here for the long run': TikTok's US general manager dismisses Trump's ban plan

‘We're here for the long run': TikTok's US general manager dismisses Trump's ban plan

12 days ago   |   By RT

As the clock runs down on Friday night's vow by President Donald Trump to ban TikTok in the US, the Chinese-owned social media platform has responded by insisting that it's not going anywhere and plans to create more US jobs.
“We've heard your outpouring of support and we want to say thank you, we're not planning on going anywhere,” TikTok US General Manager Vanessa Pappas said in a video message on Saturday morning.
She added that TikTok already has 1,500 employees in the US, plans to hire an additional 10,000 over the next three years, and has a billion-dollar fund to support creators on...
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‘We're not planning on going anywhere': TikTok tells users they're staying put after Trump threatens to ban the video-sharing app

12 days ago   |   By NY Daily News

A top TikTok official told users on Saturday that the popular video-sharing app is “not planning on going anywhere” after President Trump threatened to ban the Chinese-owned company amid alleged national security concerns.
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