What Trump’s TikTok Ban Will Look Like

The U.S. head office of TikTok in Culver City, Calif., September 15, 2020. (Mike Blake/Reuters)
And how it could be held up by the courts.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he talks over TikTok’s future have entered a bizarre limbo, where President Trump has given his blessing to the outlines of a deal but could still decide to ban the Chinese-owned video-sharing app from the United States.

Trump has a deal on his desk that could — if TikTok sticks to its promises — create over 20,000 jobs in the United States. It would require, though, the president’s acquiescence to Beijing, which has prohibited ByteDance, TikTok’s parent company, from selling its algorithm. The Oracle bid “blessed” by the president is a bad deal from the standpoint of U.S. national security: ByteDance

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