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    Deadline looms to sell US TikTok platform

    The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States on November 25 pushed back the deadline by seven days to resolve the issue, which centres on White House threats to ban the popular social media app, which it says could be used for Chinese espionage.

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    TikTok users get access to Sony Music songs

    TikTok and Sony will also work together to promote artists and help them engage audiences on the platform, as the pandemic has put the brakes on live concerts.

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    Pakistan bans TikTok over 'immoral content'

    Chinese-owned TikTok which has become a global sensation with its short video clips has a huge user base among young Pakistanis, with some attracting millions of followers.

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    TikTok to keep ticking in US for now

    An order from US President Donald Trump sought to ban new downloads of the app at the end of Sunday, but allowed until November 12 for a second phase aimed at stopping TikTok from operating in the US entirely.

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    US judge halts WeChat download ban

    The Trump administration had ordered a ban on downloads of video-sharing app TikTok as well as messaging platform WeChat, both owned by Chinese companies.

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    As deadline looms, scramble on TikTok deal structure

    A deal appeared to be taking shape this week that would allow Silicon Valley-based Oracle to be the US technology partner for TikTok to allay Washington's concerns that the platform could be used for Chinese espionage.

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    TikTok rejects Microsoft buyout offer, Oracle sole remaining bidder

    TikTok has been at the centre of a diplomatic storm between Washington and Beijing, and President Donald Trump has given Americans a deadline to stop doing business with TikTok's Chinese parent company ByteDance - effectively compelling a sale of the app to a US company.

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    TikTok warns parents over suicide video

    The video showing an American man taking his own life came from a Facebook livestream and has been uploaded to various social media platforms, sometimes edited into other, unrelated videos.

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    TikTok says to sue over Trump crackdown

    As tensions soar between the world's two biggest economies, President Donald Trump signed an executive order on 6 August giving Americans 45 days to stop doing business with TikTok's Chinese parent company ByteDance.

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    TikTok ramps up defence against US accusations

    The video-snippet sharing service launched an online information hub on Monday after President Donald Trump gave its Chinese parent firm a 90-day deadline to divest TikTok before the app is banned in the United States.

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    Trump targets TikTok again with new executive order

    The order builds on sweeping restrictions issued last week by Trump that TikTok and WeChat end all operations in the US, his latest explosive moves aimed at countering China's rising global power.

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    TikTok takes steps to curb misinformation ahead of US election

    TikTok said it would expand partnerships with PolitiFact and Lead Stories to fact-check potential misinformation about the election. It will also allow users to report vote-related misinformation on the app, the company said in a blog post.