Tiktok says the Trump administration has forgotten to ban the app due to US elections. The popular Chinese application TikTok received a harsh blow from President Donald Trump’s administration, urging it to stop operating in the United States. November 12 is the deadline that TikTok has for operating in the United States, but it appealed for an additional 30-day extension allowed by the U.S. Foreign Investment Committee without receiving any response.
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Tiktok says the Trump administration has forgotten to ban the app due to US elections
Currently, they do not know whether to interpret this as an administrative silence, in which they acknowledge and admit their request, or if they have really forgotten about them because of the recent elections. Whatever the reason, it really is a problem for TikTok if it is not resolved within 24 hours.
TikTok does not know what will happen
The order from the US Committee on Foreign Investment (CFIUS) was clear, TikTok was to divest itself of any tangible or intangible assets or property where it is located within the United States through ByteDance. All of this was motivated by national security concerns.
The deadline is tomorrow, November 12, but TikTok requested a 30-day extension allowed by the CFIUS. With 24 hours remaining, they have yet to receive a response. Right now the situation is concerning, as they do not know what will really happen tomorrow.
This is obviously a problem for TikTok, which not only relies on 1,500 direct workers in the United States but also has a problem maneuvering to sell its business to Oracle and Walmart and continue to offer a service that has millions of users.
TikTok stated that: “In the nearly two months since the President gave his preliminary approval to our proposal to satisfy those concerns, we have offered detailed solutions to finalize that agreement, but have received no substantive feedback on our extensive data privacy and security framework.”
Tiktok says the Trump administration has forgotten to ban the app due to US elections. Let’s see what will happen in the upcoming days.