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Al Jazeera – Inside Story: Why does Trump want to ban Tiktok?


August 04, 2020

It’s one of the most downloaded apps of all times and famous for its catchy videos. The Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok has millions of users in the U.S. alone. But many feel disappointed by President Donald Trump’s threats to ban it in their country. Now tech giant Microsoft says it will continue talks to buy Tiktok’s operations in the U-S, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The corporation says it’s spoken to Trump and will tackle his concerns about the social media platform. Washington is worried users’ data could be shared with the Chinese government and videos censored. TikTok rejects that. How far will Trump go in his business war against China?

Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra Guests Victor Gao, Vice President at the Center for China and Globalisation. Megha Mishra, Researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute. Elliott Zaagman, Co-Host of the podcast China Tech Investor.

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