TikTok has maintained that it does not share U.S. user data with the Chinese government and would not do so.
Bytedance is trying to win US approval for a transaction with Oracle that would leave the Chinese-headquartered parent company with majority ownership of TikTok.
President Trump said he did not favour the idea of the Chinese firm retaining control, after six Republican lawmakers urged him to reject the proposal. TikTok, which has as many as 100 million U.S. users, has said it would never share such data with Chinese authorities.
"I'm not prepared to sign off on anything", he said.
"We don't like that".
"Just conceptually, I can tell you I don't like that. if that's the case, I'm not going to be happy with it", Trump told reporters during a press conference Wednesday, though he said he hadn't yet been briefed on the proposal.
Further complicating matters, ByteDance said on Thursday that China will need to approve its proposed deal with Oracle for TikTok.Читайте также: Biden rejects Trump claim that COVID-19 vaccine is imminent
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Trump said on Wednesday that he was not ready to sign off on a partnership deal between TikTok and Oracle. "I said, 'What kind of a thing is this?' If they're willing to make big payments to the government, they're not allowed because there's no way of doing that from a - there's no legal path to do that". "I heard they're very close to a deal".
The president previously said that he would ban TikTok if it wasn't sold to an American company.
Walmart, which was working with Microsoft, said in a statement Sunday it "continues to have an interest in a TikTok investment and continues discussions with ByteDance leadership and other interested parties". In an August 6 order, Trump said TikTok "reportedly censors content that the Chinese Communist Party deems politically sensitive", is potentially a source for disinformation campaigns and "threatens to allow the Chinese Communist Party access to Americans' personal and proprietary information". It was also not immediately clear what assets TikTok Global would own beyond the app's assets in the United States.
The White House, Treasury and TikTok declined to comment.
China late last month updated its export control rules to give it a say over the transfer of technology, such as TikTok's user recommendation algorithm, to a foreign buyer.
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