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ByteDance says goal of US was to ban TikTok app rather than force a sale

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ByteDance founder Zhang Yiming informed workers in an inner letter on Tuesday that the United States goal was not to force a sale of TikTok US operations however rather to ban the app, and that some folks had misconceptions concerning the scenario.

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Updated: Aug 04, 2020 17:22 IST

The letter, which was reported by Chinese media and confirmed by a supply to Reuters, was despatched solely to ByteDance’s Chinese workers after information that ByteDance was in talks to promote components of TikTok to Microsoft Corp prompted on-line criticism of the agency and Zhang. (File picture for illustration)

ByteDance founder Zhang Yiming informed workers in an inner letter on Tuesday that the United States goal was not to force a sale of TikTok US operations however rather to ban the app, and that some folks had misconceptions concerning the scenario.

The letter, which was reported by Chinese media and confirmed by a supply to Reuters, was despatched solely to ByteDance’s Chinese workers after information that ByteDance was in talks to promote components of TikTok to Microsoft Corp prompted on-line criticism of the agency and Zhang.

ByteDance didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

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