TikTok has had a turbulent 72 hours.
Trump, TikTok and Microsoft: What we know about a US TikTok ban
As US-China relations have deteriorated over the course of 2019 and 2020, TikTok is under mounting scrutiny from officials and lawmakers, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, as they say the app poses a national security threat. On Friday this pressure erupted, with President Trump telling reporters he would ban the app imminently – and owner ByteDance is being pressured by the administration to divest its US business, with Microsoft in the running to buy it up. Here's what we know so far.