US President Donald Trump said he was planning to ban TikTok as soon as Saturday local time, and announced he would not support any American company interested in acquiring the Chinese short video app.
"As far as TikTok is concerned, we're banning them from the United States," Trump told reporters on Friday on Air Force One, adding he will "sign the document tomorrow."
China's ByteDance has agreed to divest the US operations of TikTok completely in a bid to save a deal with the White House, after U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he had decided to ban the popular short-video app, Reuters quoted an anonymous source on Saturday.
The company has about 100 million American users, and a sudden shutdown could both make people scramble to alternatives and possibly create resentment. It could affect creator money and TikTok jobs, too.