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TikTok should become American, or close down in the US, Trump administration says

(Washington) The Trump administration confirmed on Wednesday that the TikTok app would be banned in the United States if its activities in the country were not under the control of American groups.

Posted September 30, 2020 at 1:29 PM

Agence France-Presse

The ongoing negotiations between China's ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok, and the companies Oracle and Walmart around the US social network activities "will make it possible to build a world-class US company, with more half of the capital in the hands of US investors, "Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said at a conference hosted by CNBC.

" If the deal is made on our terms, we will validate it. Otherwise, (TikTok) will be banned ”in the United States, he added.

The Secretary of State Donald Trump further clarified that "any agreement must fully address our concerns about national security."

Donald Trump accuses the popular Beijing espionage app (because it belongs to the Chinese group ByteDance), which the social network rejects.

The Department of Commerce has already announced that the platform will be banned from the United States on November 12 if it does not fall under the United States by then.

A judge in Washington urged TikTok to find a deal or prove in court that such a ban would be illegal.

TikTok has 100 million users in the United States and was receiving some 424,000 new users per day at the beginning of the summer.

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