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US grants TikTok 7-day extension

The Donald Trump administration has granted China’s ByteDance further seven-day extension to sell its short video-sharing platform TikTok’s American business.

US grants TikTok 7-day extension

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  27 Nov 2020 4:46 AM GMT

WASHINGTON: The Donald Trump administration has granted China's ByteDance further seven-day extension to sell its short video-sharing platform TikTok's American business.

The US Department of Treasury on Wednesday said that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) allowed the one week extension, from November 27 to December 4, in order to review revised submission that the committee recently received, according to a report in Variety.

Citing national security concerns, the Trump administration had earlier ordered ByteDance to sell TikTok's US operations by November 12. That deadline extended to November 27 when the company received a 15-day extension to reach a deal with American buyers. The latest extension pushes the deadline to December 4.

If the revised proposal submitted by ByteDance is rejected by the Trump administration, TikTok could be effectively banned in the US. The company is also engaged in a legal battle to block such a potential ban. TikTok had earlier disclosed that it reached a deal with Oracle and Walmart to address security concerns raised by the Trump administration which had alleged that Chinese government could have access to data of the platform's American users. Both TikTok and China rejected the allegations. (IANS)


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