Microsoft out of race to purchase TikTok as US ban draws near

The owner of controversial video-sharing app TikTok has a September 15 deadline to either sell to a US company or see the service banned from the US market, following President Donald Trump’s executive order that labelled the platform as a “national emergency”. Microsoft threw its hat in the ring prior to the official announcement from the president, saying it wanted to scoop up TikTok and add “world-class security, privacy, and digital safety protections”

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