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Microsoft poised to purchase TikTok amid national security concerns

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President Trump apparently is halting his plan to shut down the popular video app TikTok in the U.S. The Reuters News Agency reports that the president will give the Chinese-owned platform 45 days to sell its U.S. operations to Microsoft. TikTok claims to have 100 million American users. Weijia Jiang reports.
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Published on August 3, 2020 -  03:12
Microsoft Looks to Acquire TikTok
Tech giant Microsoft is looking to acquire TikTok after President Trump threatened to ban the social media platform from the U.S.

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