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Tech's 2020: Trump's Effort to Get Rid of TikTok

The Trump administration looked to ban the TikTok social media app from the U.S. as part of its efforts to protect national security. The Commerce Department ordered TikTok's parent company Bytedance to divest itself from its U.S. operations, which Oracle wound up being the winning bidder. However, TikTok and some of its users have sued the U.S. arguing against a potential ban and many questions still remain unanswered.

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    TikTok’s rise in the West is unprecedented for any Chinese tech company, and so is the amount of attention it has attracted from politicians worldwide. Below is a timeline of how TikTok grew from what some considered another “copycat” short video app to global dominance and eventually became a …

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    ByteDance says US claim that TikTok represents a security threat is unlawful and violates its rights under US constitution. ByteDance, the Chinese parent company of video-sharing app TikTok, filed a petition late on Tuesday with a United States Appeals Court challenging a Trump administration order …

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