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Trump says deadline for TikTok sale won't be extended


The United States government will not extend the September 20 deadline for Beijing-based ByteDance to sell TikTok, President Donald Trump said on Thursday.


Despite TikTok’s larger user base and value as one of the most popular social media apps among Gen Z, there are currently several issues that may lower its attractiveness for buyers.


Another factor is an update China made two weeks ago to export control laws that cover artificial intelligence technologies.


TikTok’s AI-based algorithms, which shows new content to users depending on their interests and browsing history, are valuable and a huge part of its success.


Some cybersecurity experts say that TikTok’s data collection practices are similar to other social media apps that depend on advertising revenue.


Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) asked Joseph Maguire, then the acting director of national intelligence, to assess if TikTok can be forced to turn over American users’ data to Chinese authorities.






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