Trump gives Microsoft 45 days to buy TikTok from China’s Bytedance

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Trump gives Microsoft 45 days to buy TikTok from China’s Bytedance

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US President Donald Trump said on July 31, 2020, that he may ban the popular Chinese-owned app TikTok after Washington officials cited national security concerns over the way the company handles personal data. Trump had initially dismissed the idea of US technology giant Microsoft buying the video-sharing software. But following Trump’s discussion with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, the company released a statement on August 2 saying it would continue negotiations with TikTok owner Bytedance in hopes of reaching a deal by September 15.

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