Concern among Tik Tok users is between threats to ban it and negotiations to sell it

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Between threats of a top-level ban and negotiations that lie in place, the “Tik Tok” application that attacks US President Donald Trump and has been popular with youth 48 hours ago raises a state of anxiety between the prospects of being sold, bought back or banned.
This entertainment platform, which includes especially short music videos, is monitored by about one billion people worldwide. Its popularity has been strengthened during the stone months to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic.
According to French, since the threats began, users have been trading support messages expressing concern and technical advice so that access to the site (or links to Instagram) and cynical videos does not go away.
And on one of those recordings seen 1.4 million times, a woman appears spraying her face with an orange paint and building a brick wall, with the phrase “I while trying to persuade Trump to keep Tik Tok.”
After weeks of rumors and pressures, the White House announced on Friday that the president will sign an official order obligating the Chinese parent company “Biddance” to separate from this application in the name of protecting national security.
Meanwhile, several American media outlets revealed that Microsoft Group is in negotiations that are in an advanced stage to purchase the application.
But Trump announced Friday evening aboard Air Force One that he would “ban Tik Tok in the United States.” He made it clear to reporters that he does not support the purchase of “Tic-Tok” by a company in the United States.
Washington suspects that this social network has shared its data with Beijing. But the application manager repeatedly denied this.
The reappearance to the United States, thanks to the acquisition of the optimal solution, seemed to many actors.
However, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday that negotiations between Microsoft and Tik Tok had not progressed due to the American president’s opposition. The newspaper pointed out that the negotiations could have achieved the result of the two.
And the two companies are now waiting for greater clarity from the White House.
“It seems strange,” wrote former Facebook security official Alex Stamos, a researcher at Stanford University. “A whole sale to an American company that was considered a radical solution two weeks ago can calm logical concerns about data protection,” he added.
“If the White House kills that (purchase), then we will know that it is not a matter of national security,” Stamos added in a tweet on Twitter.
Pending the embargo announced by the US President, questions arise and a feeling of anxiety prevails.
“We are here to stay,” said Vanessa Papas, official of the Tic-Tock branch in the United States. “We heard your great support and we want to say thank you,” she said, stressing, “We do not intend to leave.”
She confirmed that she “cherished” the 1500 American employees and promised to create “ten thousand additional jobs in this country in the next three years.”
“The United States will be the biggest loser of the Tik Tok ban,” said Daniel Castro, vice president of the Information Technology and Innovation Corporation, which usually adopts positions close to the opinions of major technology groups.
“Millions of Americans, including a large number of Trump supporters, are using the app to create and share content,” he said.
He continued, “All application servers are located outside China and there is no evidence that it constitutes a threat to national security.”
In recent months, the network has attempted to demonstrate that its identity and practices are still firmly linked to the United States.
At the beginning of July it suspended its activities in Hong Kong because of the new National Security Law that expanded police powers, especially with regard to oversight.
This came as part of a trend followed by social networks operating from California, where Facebook, YouTube (Google) and Twitter announced that they would stop receiving requests to provide information about users from Hong Kong, out of respect for freedom of expression.
But that was not enough to persuade the US administration.

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