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US wants to ban TikTok rather than force a sale: Internal ByteDance letter

The letter was sent only to ByteDance's Chinese employees after news that ByteDance was in talks to sell parts of TikTok to Microsoft Corp

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News that ByteDance was in talks to sell parts of TikTok to Microsoft Corp prompted online criticism of the firm and Zhang.

founder Zhang Yiming told employees in an internal letter on Tuesday that the United States goal was not to force a sale of U.S. operations but rather to ban the app, and that some people had misconceptions about the situation.

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First Published: Tue, August 04 2020. 15:55 IST

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