President Donald Trump announced on Friday that he would ban the US social network TikTok, suspected by Washington of being able to be used by Chinese intelligence.
“Regarding TikTok, we ban it in the United StatesMr. Trump told reporters aboard the Air Force One presidential jet. TikTok belongs to the Chinese group ByteDance. Trump wants to force the Chinese group to sell the social network. It has nearly a billion users worldwide and is very popular with a young audience.
American media, including the New York Times and the Fox News television channel, say for their part that the computer giant Microsoft is considering buying TikTok, which could be worth tens of billions of dollars.