With the banning of TikTok in the United States seeming imminent, the Chinese-owned social media app is making some last-minute moves to try to save itself.
According to new reports, after Trump announced he may ban the app in the United States, ByteDance, the company that controls TikTok, reportedly offered to completely divest itself from the operation of the app in the United States.
This was an idea that was floated almost a year ago when warning signs started to go up about the app and the possibility it presented national security concerns.
If the deal does go through, ByteDance would turn complete control of the app in the United States over to Microsoft.
Even with the deal, however, President Trump seems intent on banning the app.
He recently stated, “Not the deal that you have been hearing about, that they are going to buy and sell. … We are not an M&A [mergers and acquisitions] country.
“As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States.”
You can read the full report on the New York Post.