Washington, September 19
US President Donald Trump has asserted that information safety of Americans is of the very best significance to him and a call on the way forward for Chinese video sharing software TikTok can be taken quickly.
Last month, Trump had signed an govt order to ban TikTok and WeChat by September 15 until the possession of the 2 Chinese corporations modified to American.
Beginning September 20, the US will ban any provision of service to distribute or keep WeChat or TikTok cell functions, citing them as prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity and safety of the nation.
“We’re looking at, most importantly, the security. And we’re going to make a fairly fast decision. I don’t think we have to delay it too much, but we have some great companies and some very great interests. It’s a pretty incredible asset,” Trump instructed reporters on the White House on Friday.
Technology giants Microsoft, Oracle and Walmart are in talks with ByteDance, the guardian firm of TikTok, for a deal.
“We’re going to take a look. They’re going to be showing me everything in a little while on TikTok. And we have some great companies who want to buy it, and we’re looking at those companies,” Trump instructed reporters in response to a query.
“So, we have some great options, and maybe we can keep a lot of people happy but have the security that we need. We have to have the total security from China. Just know we’re not going to do anything to jeopardise security,” he mentioned.
“At the same time, it’s an amazing company, very, very popular. So if we can do a combination of both, I’d be very happy. It could go very quickly though. It could go very, very fast,” Trump mentioned.
ByteDance, which owns TikTok, has denied allegations that it shares customers’ information with Beijing. Several US corporations like Google and Apple have opposed the bans. PTI