The race to "save" TikTok from the Trump ban signed in recent days does not stop. In fact, Microsoft is joined by a new potential buyer interested in taking over the activities (in the USA, at least) of the most downloaded social app in the world and which is worth at least 50 billion dollars. We are talking about Twitter, which would have indicated its intention to enter the negotiation. Unlike what was done by the company led by Satya Nadella, in this case there would be no official statement from Jack Dorsey & Co. but only a series of advances shared online since Wall Street Journal.
Reuters puts pen to paper some aspects that would put Twitter at a disadvantage compared to Microsoft, first of all the actual economic and financial availability and the ability to raise enough money to complete the operation within the "agreed" 45 days with Trump, who gave Redmond time until mid-September to "Americanize" TikTok, avoiding the burden of censorship.
Another problem that could arise in the case of an acquisition would concern the shareholders of Twitter: will they be happy to expose themselves financially in such a consistent way? Will they give the green light to the company to focus on new businesses rather than trying to improve the current one?
However, he would have an advantage from his Twitter: not being present in China, he would not receive pressure from the Beijing government, a risk that is more than real if Microsoft were to win TikTok. However, Twitter itself will have to deal with the White House: Trump has in fact stated that he will support Microsoft as long as he receives a "substantial part" of the proceeds.
Meanwhile, TikTok still remains in Chinese hands, and is doing everything to avoid the ban: a few days ago the announcement of the opening of a data center in Ireland, from which all the data of European users will pass.
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