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Last Updated : Aug 04, 2020 04:16 PM IST | Source: Reuters

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

ByteDance founder Zhang Yiming told employees in an internal letter on Tuesday that the United States goal was not to force a sale of TikTok

Reuters

ByteDance founder Zhang Yiming told employees in an internal letter on August 04 that the United States's goal was not to force a sale of TikTok U.S. operations but rather to ban the app, and that some people had misconceptions about the situation.

The letter, which was reported by Chinese media and confirmed by a source to Reuters, was sent only to ByteDance's Chinese employees after news that ByteDance was in talks to sell parts of TikTok to Microsoft Corp prompted online criticism of the firm and Zhang.

ByteDance did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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(Reporting by Yingzhi Yang in Beijing and Brenda Goh in Shanghai, editing by Louise Heavens)
First Published on Aug 4, 2020 04:02 pm
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