TikTok, we know it well, is the name of one of the most popular apps of the moment, with an estimated value of at least 50 billion dollars. But it can also be the sound of the hands of a time bomb ready to explode. The Chinese app, in fact, was defined by Anonymous as "mass espionage", banned from India, fined for violating the privacy of minors in South Korea, and of course even the President of the United States Trump did not fail to express all his disapproval, branding it bluntly as a "threat to national security".
And just today, directly from Air Force One, he reiterated his intentions: "As for TikTok, we are banning it from the United States". Tight and direct. Yesterday afternoon rumors spread that they told how Trump's pressure on ByteDance – which owns the app – had an effect, and the Chinese company was considering selling TikTok, and making it its own. in the United States, in particular, an indiscretion also reported by Bloomberg: Microsoft would sit at the table with the CEO of ByeDance Zhang Yiming, who would have thus acquired an important outpost in the panorama of social media where, with the exception of LinkedIn, has not yet rooted.
Microsoft declined to comment on the news, while Trump not only denied, but claimed to be against a similar scenario: in short, on the horizon, after that of Huawei, there seems to be another ban to tighten the already tense relationships (and from before the pandemic) between the USA and China.