Trump sets deadline for TikTok sale or shutdown

President Donald Trump has set a deadline of September 15 for TikTok, the popular Chinese-owned video app, to be sold to a US company or he will shut it down in the States.

He predicted a deal would be made as while the app was a “great asset”, it was not a great asset in the US if it did not have government approval.

Microsoft confirmed on Sunday night it is in talks with Chinese company ByteDance, which owns TikTok, to acquire the US arm.

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