The worldwide success of TikTok is not going unnoticed by anyone, neither by users nor by governments. And it is that this short-lived video platform has joined in a very short time the list of social applications known to the general public such as Instagram or Twitter, among others.
But the big difference that behind TikTok is Bytedance, a company based in China, which is raising discrepancies in many parts of the world. In fact, it was recently banned in India along with 58 other applications, and the possibility is being considered that it could also be banned in the United States for national security reasons.
But the turn of the screw now comes from the hands of the President of the United States, Donald Trump, who is very interested in Bytedance finally selling the American operations of TikTok to a company in the United States, for which today it could issue a government order that obliges him to do so, according to the Bloomberg publication.
It is useless that TikTok is preparing its departure from China to have its headquarters in another part of the world that can calm the spirits and the speculations that have been taking place.
And who can buy TikTok? According to Charles Gasparino, from Fox Business, Microsoft will be willing to be the new owner of TikTok, currently having LinkedIn as the only benchmark in the social media segment.
We see, therefore, that the situation is accelerating, and that changes could come in the next few hours regarding the future of TikTok, which is believed to censor annoying content in a similar way to Douyin in China, and which also sends personal data of users to the Chinese government, something that Bytedance itself has been denying on considerable occasions.
Be that as it may, it is now two years since Musical.ly merged into TikTok, in the next few hours we will be able to see changes that mark a before and after.
For now, we just have to wait.