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Would a TikTok Ban Make the App Disappear? It’s Complicated


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Would a TikTok Ban Make the App Disappear? It’s Complicated

For the millions of TikTok users in the U.S., an important deadline looms. An executive order issued by President Trump Aug. 6 gave ByteDance Ltd., the Chinese parent of the popular video app, 45 days to sell its U.S. operations to an American company or face a ban. A subsequent presidential order gave companies until…

For the millions of TikTok users in the U.S., an important deadline looms. An executive order issued by President Trump Aug. 6 gave ByteDance Ltd., the Chinese parent of the popular video app, 45 days to sell its U.S. operations to an American company or face a ban. A subsequent presidential order gave companies until Nov. 12 for a transaction to be finalized.

It is likely that the tight timeline won’t be met, as ByteDance has discussed with the U.S. government possible arrangements that would allow the app to avoid a full…

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