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TikTok considers split with ByteDance amid US committee review

Mar 15, 2023

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To help ease national security concerns amid a push to ban TikTok in the United States, the company has reportedly been discussing the possibility of a split from its Chinese parent company ByteDance. The short-form video app is undergoing a national security review by the U.S. Committee on Foreign Investment.

The review has stalled, leaving TikTok unsure if it will be allowed to continue operating in the U.S. Splitting from ByteDance would be considered a last resort, only to be used if other measures fail to get the committee’s approval.

TikTok has faced increased criticism over fears user data could end up in the hands of the Chinese government. The Chinese government would have to approve a split between TikTok and ByteDance.

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We’ve been tracking the push in the U-S to ban Tik-Tok over national security risks.

To help ease concerns — Tik-Tok is discussing the possibility of separating from its Chinese parent company Byte-Dance.
The short-form video app is undergoing a national security review by the U-S Committee on Foreign Investment.
The review has stalled — leaving Tik-Tok unsure if it will be allowed to continue operating in the U.S.
Splitting from Byte-Dance would be considered a last resort — only to be used if other measures fail to get the committee’s approval.
Tik-Tok has come under increasing fire over fears user data could end up in the hands of the Chinese government.
A split between Tik-Tok and Byte-Dance would have to be approved by the government.


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