U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent statement that he would ban the overseas version of TikTok from operating in the U.S. immediately sparked a backlash. Microsoft and TikTok are in talks with the White House to avoid A total Ban on TikTok from Trump, according to a report on August 2 by Fox News.
Reuters: Trump agreed to give Byte Dance 45 days.
Negotiate a sale of TikTok to Microsoft.
On August 2nd local time, Microsoft said in a statement on its official website that it would continue to pursue the possibility of acquiring TikTok’s U.S. business, a decision made after discussions between Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and President Trump.
U.S. President Donald Trump has agreed to give Byte Dance 45 days to negotiate the sale of TikTok to Microsoft, Reuters reported. The talks between Byte Dance and Microsoft will be overseen by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, which has the power to block any agreement, the sources said.
The White House has yet to respond.
Byte Dance’s late-night vocals:
Strictly abide by local laws and safeguard legitimate rights and interests.
Late on the night of August 2nd, Byte Dance, the parent company of TikTok, posted on its official micro-headline that ByteDance had always been committed to becoming a global company. We strictly abide by local laws and actively use the rights granted to us by the law to safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of the company.
News review: U.S. government threatens to ban overseas versions of Sounding in the U.S.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on July 31 stilettos that he would ban the short-video app’s overseas version of TikTok from operating in the U.S., as early as August 1, and signalled that he would not support U.S. companies buying TikTok.
Special Commentator: The U.S. approach exposes the hypocrisy of American fairness and freedom.
Special commentator Su Xiaoxuan: This is essentially an escalation of repeated crackdowns by Us politicians on the overseas version of The Voice, exposing the hypocrisy of the Us’s disregard for the principle of fair competition and the hypocrisy of america’s so-called free-market economy. Since November, there have been Us politicians pushing for censorship overseas editions, so we can see that the current series of US crackdowns on the overseas version of Shake sound is in fact an act of anger over the competition, a policy-making attitude towards the legitimate and reasonable success of Chinese companies and the recognition of the American public. Behind this unfair practice is clearly to give the self-interest of one of its own.
TikTok US General Manager: TikTok creates ‘safest application’
In response, Vanessa Pappas, general manager of TikTok USA, posted a video on the social networking site on August 1st saying she “will not leave.”
TikTok creates ‘safest app’
Vanessa Pappas: I want to thank the millions of American users who use TikTok every day for bringing creativity and joy to our daily lives. We feel your support, we would like to say thank you! We’re not going anywhere.
TikTok has 1,500 local employees in the U.S. and will create 10,000 jobs in the u.S. over the next three years, Mr. Pappas said. She stressed that TikTok would create “the safest application.” This video has been supported by many users.
TikTok accused of “threatening US national security”?
Lawyer: There’s no basis.
The U.S. government has frequently cracked down on TikTok, citing alleged “alleged threats to U.S. national security,” and Trump has threatened to block TikTok completely in the U.S., with U.S. media saying there is no evidence that TikTok would harm U.S. national interests as a short video app.
In response to the U.S. allegations of security of TikTok’s data, Ye Jun, a lawyer at the u.S. law firm Gezhi, said in an interview that the allegations were unfounded.
Jun Ye: From the point of view of personal information, TikTok does nothing different from other companies. From this point of view, the President of the United States does not have much legal basis to prohibit this application.
China’s Foreign Ministry: Calls on the U.S. side to stop politicizing economic and trade issues.
Regarding the U.S. hype about the overseas version of TikTok’s security issues and crackdown on the practice, at a regular press conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on July 30, press spokesman Wang Wenbin said that the U.S. side in the absence of any evidence to make a presumption of guilt against Chinese enterprises and issue threats, which exposed the U.S. side’s so-called hypocrisy to safeguard fairness and freedom, but also to the interests of the U.S. people and enterprises.
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Wang Wenbin: We call on some people in the U.S. to listen carefully to the voice of the international community, to provide an open, fair, fair and non-discriminatory environment for all market players, including Chinese enterprises, to operate in the U.S., and to stop politicizing economic and trade issues, which is a matter of image and credibility to the U.S.
U.S. netizens launch “Save TikTok”
The news that TikTok will be banned has come out, and many Americans have expressed their disapproval and opposition. Many expressed hope that TikTok would stay in the United States.
It is understood that after The U.S. market, TikTok quickly entered the top 10 of the Apple App Store and Google App Store download charts. It is now at the top of the App Store. As of the end of April, TikTok had 165 million downloads in the U.S., or about 50 percent of its population, making it TikTok’s second-largest overseas market, with about 30 million monthly active users.
Because TikTok is popular with young Americans, American netizens have launched the hashtag “Save TikTok”.
Many U.S. users of the overseas version of The Voice posted messages expressing support for TikTok. Some users said that the overseas version of The Shaky sound is the only hope this year, shaking sound overseas version provides them with a lot of opportunities to support the overseas version of the shake sound to stay.