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US demands TikTok's Chinese owner sells its stake in the app or it will be banned in the country

move, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, is the most dramatic in a series of escalations by US officials and legislators, driven by fears that US user data held by the company could be passed on to China’s government.
Move is latest escalation by lawmakers over fears user data could be passed on to China’s governmentThe Biden administration has threatened to ban TikTok in the US unless the social media company’s Chinese owners divest their stakes in it, according to news reports on Wednesday.The
It also comes amid a global backlash to the popular video-based app over concerns about the potential for Chinese spying, with countries including the UK, Canada and Australia recently moving to ban the app from government phones.
Source: the guardian

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