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Tech & Science Threatened by Trump, TikTok wants to stay in the United States

11:25  02 august  2020
11:25  02 august  2020 Source:   latribune.fr

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Sold? Bought? Banished? The TikTok app, unloved by Donald Trump but popular with young people, has seen all the colors for 48 hours, between threats of ban at the top and negotiations at a standstill.

On Friday, after weeks of rumors and pressure, the White House let it be known that the president would sign an official order forcing the Chinese parent company ByteDance to part with it, in the name of protecting national security. Several American media revealed in the wake that Microsoft was in advanced negotiations to buy the application. But on Friday evening, on board the presidential plane, Donald Trump announced that he was "banning TikTok from the United States". He also told reporters that he was not in favor of a takeover of TikTok's American activities by a company in his country.

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Trump ’s announcement sent ripples through the TikTok community, with major influencers on the platform “Our ability to express ourselves is something he doesn’t want .” Singh said she feels that Trump 's attempting Pappas also mentioned that TikTok employs 1,500 people in the United States .

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The social network is suspected by Washington of sharing its data with Beijing, which the company has always firmly denied. Repatriating it to the United States, thanks to an acquisition, seemed to many players involved an ideal solution. But negotiations between Microsoft and TikTok stalled on Saturday, according to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), because of opposition from the US president. According to the daily, the discussions could have ended on Monday. Both companies are now expecting more clarity from the White House.

"Here to stay"

"It's getting weird. A 100% sale to an American company, which would have been considered a radical solution two weeks ago, alleviates reasonable concerns about data protection", a tweeted on Saturday Alex Stamos, former Facebook security chief and Stanford University researcher.

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TikTok , the popular social media video app with more than 500 million worldwide users, is Pompeo warned Americans they should be cautious when using TikTok unless they want private information in the hands "As far as TikTok is concerned we’re banning them from the United States ,” Trump said.

"If the White House kills (this takeover), we will know that it was not a matter of national security".

In the meantime, the ban announced by the president questions and worries.

"We're here to stay," Vanessa Pappas, head of TikTok's US branch, said on Saturday in a cheerful video on the app for users.

"We have heard your surge of support and we want to say thank you. We have no intention of leaving," she insisted.

Vanessa Pappas also said she was "proud" of the 1,500 American employees and promised to create "10,000 additional jobs in this country over the next three years".

The entertainment platform - mainly short music videos - has nearly a billion users worldwide. Its popularity has grown even further with the pandemic months. Since the threats began, users have been circulating anxious messages of support, technical advice on how to stay on track (or links to Instagram accounts) and humorous videos. In one, seen 1.4 million times, a woman smears orange paint on her face and builds a brick wall, titled "Me convincing Trump to let us keep TikTok ".

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“As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States .” Trump then claimed he could use an executive order or emergency economic ByteDance’s offer to divest the U . S . operations of TikTok is a significant give. They had previously requested to maintain a minority stake in the

The Trump Administration Is Considering Banning TikTok . Security concerns over TikTok are not new. Chinese tech companies often have strong links to the Chinese government: It’s not unusual for Chinese tech giants to accept government funding, and the U . S . State Department Stay in touch.

Americanization

"The United States would be the big losers if TikTok were banned," said Daniel Castro, vice president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, whose views are generally aligned with those of the tech giants.

"Millions of Americans, including many Trump supporters, use it to create and share content. (...) All of its servers are located outside of China, and there is no evidence that it constitutes a threat to national security ".

In recent months, the social network has tried to demonstrate that its identity and its practices were firmly anchored in the United States. On June 1, Kevin Mayer, the former head of Disney's streaming platforms (Disney +, Hulu and ESPN +), took over as head of the platform. At the beginning of July, the application ceased its activity in Hong Kong because of the recent national security law imposed by China, which gives more powers to the police, especially in terms of surveillance. Insufficient to reassure the president, who considers most social networks biased in favor of Democrats, despite his some 80 million followers on Twitter.

"Banning a platform, even if it was legally possible, harms freedom of expression online and does nothing to solve the larger problem of unjustified government surveillance", responded Jennifer Granick, of the powerful organization defense of civil rights ACLU.

During Donald Trump's campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the end of June, marked by rows of empty seats and the video of a visibly annoyed president, teenagers proclaimed on TikTok that they had ordered many tickets from entered with the firm intention of not going.

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"Regarding TikTok, we ban it in the United States". In front of some journalists present in his presidential plane Air Force One Friday, Donald Trump indicated his wish to ban the application of video sharing very popular by the youngest. The American president could act as of this Saturday, he suggested. We take stock. Why does Trump want to ban TikTok? For several weeks, Donald Trump and the highest American officials have openly suspected China of using TikTok for espionage purposes.

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