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TikTok responds to Trump's proposed ban: 'We're not planning on going anywhere'

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Is Microsoft buying TikTok? Will TikTok be banned? The video app said that it's here for the long run while President Trump has threatened a ban.
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Trump: US may ban Chinese app TikTok
US President Donald Trump said he may ban TikTok, a popular Chinese-ownedvideo app that has been a source of national security and censorship concerns.ByteDance launched TikTok in 2017, then bought Musical.ly, a video servicepopular with teens in the US and Europe, and combined the two. A twin service,Douyin, is available for Chinese users. TikTok’s fun, goofy videos and ease ofuse has made it immensely popular, and US tech giants like Facebook andSnapchat see it as a competitive threat. But its Chinese ownership has raisedconcerns about the censorship of videos, including those critical of theChinese government, and the potential for sharing user data with Chineseofficials.

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Even as the White House moves against the Chinese social media app, the intelligence agencies do not see it as a major issue along the lines of Huawei.
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President Donald Trump issued executive orders to ban TikTok and WeChat in 45 days citing national security fears. TikTok threatens a lawsuit.
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